Laird, Willock and Paal set to be in QPR squad for Blackpool game

Ethan Laird will formally complete his loan move from Manchester United to QPR on Monday and be available to face Blackpool the following evening.

It will end Rangers’ long search for a right-back – a position they have been keen to strengthen in for some time.

They tried in vain to sign Millwall’s Danny McNamara and then pursued a loan move for Chelsea’s Dujon Sterling.

But with the Sterling deal having not been finalised, Laird became available when a planned loan to Watford fell through, prompting QPR to move for him.

Rangers boss Mick Beale also expects to have Chris Willock and Kenneth Paal back for the Blackpool game, but Luke Amos and Jake-Clarke Salter will not return until next month at the earliest.

Willock and summer signing Paal both missed Saturday’s 2-2 draw at Sunderland.

“We will have a new loan signing available by Tuesday,” Beale said.

“Come Tuesday, Kenneth will be available, Chris will be available for some minutes and that is the plan at the moment.

“The ones that won’t be available for the forseeable future are Luke, Taylor Richards and Jake Clarke-Salter, who will be out until possibly after the international break.”