Quiet deadline day expected at QPR

QPR: Loftus Road

QPR began deadline day not expecting any late signings or departures.

Rangers have enquired about a host of players during this month’s transfer window but their options are limited, mainly because of Financial Fair Play constraints.

With some players in the final months of their contract, and with Ian Holloway’s side currently seven points clear of the relegation zone, the club are preparing for a busy summer at Loftus Road more in keeping with past transfer windows.

But this window has largely been about reducing the size of the squad – and the wage bill – with Steven Caulker having departed along with Yeni Ngbakoto and a number of youngsters.

There were discussions at the weekend about Tim Cahill, who rejoined Millwall, but the QPR hierarchy were unwilling to sanction even the offer of a short-term deal at this stage of the 38-year-old’s career.

By Tuesday evening, there seemed no prospect of any business being done ahead of tonight’s 11pm deadline other than a possible loan move for Olamide Shodipo, who has been made available to clubs.