QPR pick up striker Mampala

QPR have signed striker Manasse Mampala.

The 20-year-old, who was recently released by Everton, has been brought in on a contract until the end of the season with a view to a longer-term deal.

He will initially play for QPR’s development side and becomes the latest in a long line of youngsters snapped up in recent years by Rangers after being released by Premier League clubs.

Mampala was born in DR Congo and moved to England at the age of two.

He did not make a first-team appearance for Everton but featured regularly for their Under-23s side.

Meanwhile, QPR are looking to send Stephen Duke-McKenna – also previously of Everton – out on loan.