QPR confirm signing of Richards

QPR have confirmed the signing of midfielder Taylor Richards on a season-long loan from Brighton.

The Hammersmith-born 21-year-old was on Fulham’s books and then had a spell at Manchester City before joining Brighton in 2019.

He spent last season on loan at Birmingham, having spent the previous campaign on loan at Doncaster.

Richards, who is under contract at Brighton until 2024, has joined the R’s with a view to a permanent move.

New boss Mick Beale has keen to bring in a midfielder, right-back and at least one striker before the Championship season gets under way.

Enquiries have been made about several strikers and Rangers are trying to sign Millwall right-back Danny McNamara.

McNamara, 23, has entered the final year of his contract.

Rangers have had initial offers for him rejected but plan to table a significantly improved bid in the coming days.

A couple of potential loan options have been lined up as alternatives if a deal for McNamara cannot be agreed.