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‘Great bit of business’ – QPR close in on signing: Opinion

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QPR are on the verge of signing their first player of the summer as, according to Football Insider, Lee Wallace is undergoing a medical at the club.

The full back spent eight years at Rangers and made 191 appearances but his contract wasn’t renewed, allowing The R’s to pick him up on a free.

Manager Mark Warburton managed the 31-year-old during his spell in Glasgow, and he could be an ideal replacement for the departing Jake Bidwell.

Wallace provides a wealth of experience and is a dependable left-back who’s first priority is defending.

However, this signing does still present a bit of a risk, and that is the player’s injury record. He has only made 10 appearances in the last two years, and QPR can’t afford to bring another player in if Wallace is unable to play regularly.

Nevertheless, he is a cheaper option than keeping Bidwell on, so it could prove a great signing for QPR.

Our writers share their views on whether this is a shrewd move by the new Hoops boss.

Jacob Potter

“It’s a great bit of business.

“QPR need experienced players in their squad ahead of next season, and Wallace certainly offers that after a lengthy spell with Scottish giants, Rangers.

“He’s a more than adequate replacement for Jake Bidwell who has recently left the club, and I think he’ll adjust to the demands of English football quickly enough.”

Toby Wilding

“This would be a good move from Rangers.

“Wallace has plenty of experience and could be the steady head QPR need at times next season.

“The fact he will know Mark Warburton from their time together at Ibrox, and his availability on a free, mean there are plenty of benefits to the transfer for QPR.”

George Dagless

“I like this move.

“He brings experience and for little cost whilst he’ll know how Warburton wants to operate.

“QPR need to be shrewd in the transfer window again this summer and I think this is a good way to get the ball rolling.”

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