Smith and Mackie staying at QPR, says boss

Mark Hughes insists there is no chance of Tommy Smith or Jamie Mackie leaving QPR on loan.

Watford are believed to be keen to take Smith back to Vicarage Road for a third spell at the club, while Cardiff have been linked with both Smith and Mackie.

Both men face stiff competition for places but will be named in the 25-man Premier League squad Hughes submits later this afternoon.

And the Rangers boss says he is not prepared to allow either to go elsewhere – even if their first-team chances are limited.

“They’ll be in the 25 and there’s no sense at all in them going out. It won’t happen,” said Hughes.

Striker DJ Campbell is also a target for a number of Championship clubs but he too has been told he will remain at Loftus Road.

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