It’s been a fantastic first half of the season for QPR, who sit fifth and just five points back from the automatic promotion places after 24 games.
Mark Warburton’s side have carried over the momentum they built in the second half of 2020/21 and are one of the contenders in the very competitive race for promotion to the Premier League this term.
Even so, with the transfer market now open there will still likely be those that are keen to move elsewhere before the end of January.
With that in mind, we’ve outlined two QPR players that may be eyeing an exit from the club this month…
Charlie Kelman’s loan spell with League Two side Gillingham was ended early in November due to his frustration at a lack of opportunities under manager Steve Evans.
The 20-year-old forward made 12 appearances in his first season with the R’s, having signed from Southend United in October 2020, but looks down the pecking order at the moment.
Warburton has the likes of Charlie Austin, Lyndon Dykes, Andre Gray, and Chris Willock to call on up top, while he has hinted at the possibility of recalling Macauley Bonne from loan at Ipswich Town.
If regular senior football is what Kelman wants, a move away from the west London club this month is necessary.
He’ll surely be keen to see that materialise and there is hope as Warburton suggested back in November that another loan could be on the cards.
Another player that has spent time on loan away from the club this season already, Faysal Bettache’s move to Oldham Athletic ended in a similarly premature fashion.
The 21-year-old joined the Latics in August but returned to the club in December and faces some significant competition in midfield at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium.
Experienced duo Dom Ball and Stefan Johansen are clearly trusted figures under Warburton while both Luke Amos and Sam Field have returned from injury in recent months and Andre Dozzell has impressed since joining from Ipswich.
Ilias Chair and Willock are clear first choice in the more attacking midfield roles, with George Thomas in the squad as cover.
Now 21, Bettache will surely be keen to get some significant senior football under his belt and that looks unlikely to happen unless he can secure a move away this month.