QPR boss considering Bettache loan move

Mark Warburton has admitted he faces a decision on whether to send QPR youngster Faysal Bettache out on loan.

A number of young players, including defender Joe Gubbins and forward Odi Alfa, are being lined up for loan moves.

But West London Sport revealed this week that Rangers are currently undecided on midfielder Bettache.

The 20-year-old has made four appearances for QPR so far and impressed manager Warburton during pre-season.

Rangers want him to get more first-team experience but are wary of being potentially short of midfield options given that Geoff Cameron is now 35 and Tom Carroll has been troubled by injuries.

QPR’s management team – Warburton, director of football Les Ferdinand, assistant boss John Eustace, first-team coach Neil Banfield and technical director Chris Ramsey – have been discussing the issue.

Warburton explained: “There’s dialogue between myself, John, Neil, Chris, Les and the academy staff in terms of what’s right for these young players.

“The likes of Joe Gubbins and Odi Alfa, yes. Fayal, maybe – but he did very well when he got some match minutes and we can’t leave ourselves too thin.

“So we’ve got to try and time it right. It has to be the right loan for the right player at the right time – and that will be enormously beneficial.”

QPR loan stars

The likes of Ebere Eze, Ilias Chair and Osman Kakay have flourished after leaving QPR on loan in recent years.

Eze, who recently made a big-money move to Crystal Palace, was at Wycombe, while Chair impressed during a stint at Stevenage.

“Ilias went to Stevenage and did very well,” said Warburton.

“When I first came here, in the first week there were about 10 calls for him: ‘Can I take Ilias?’

“That tells you he did well and impressed a lot of people.”