Burnley manager Sean Dyche is ‘unlikely’ to recall Nahki Wells from Queens Park Rangers despite attacking injuries, according to the Burnley Express.
Striker Ashley Barnes looks to be sidelined for Burnley, whilst Jay Rodriguez has come down with a virus – it’s left Burnley light up top, but Wells won’t be recalled from QPR just yet.
The Bermudan has had a prolific season for the R’s, scoring 11 Championship goals and 17 for club and country throughout the season.
Speaking to the Burnley Express, Dyche said:
“I don’t think we’ll interrupt him at this moment in time. It seems to be going well, and do you need to affect that?
“There is a break clause. We try to be as honourable as we can and honour the contract if we say it’s for a season – but there’s always a break clause, to suit both teams, and the player.”
It’s his second-straight loan spell in west London and with his contract due to expire in the summer, speculation surrounding his future is heating up.
Wells has made it clear that he’d like to remain a QPR player beyond next season, but admits that it’s down to the two clubs being able to reach an agreement.
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The 29-year-old inspired QPR to a 6-1 win over Cardiff City on New Year’s Day, ending a run of nine games without a goal by scoring a hat-trick.
R’s manager Mark Warburton rested him for the FA Cup Third Round tie against Swansea City last weekend, with the west London derby tomorrow lunchtime – QPR make the short journey across the capital tomorrow lunchtime to face Brentford in the Championship.
QPR fans would love to see Wells stay beyond the end of the season, so to hear that Burnley are struggling for forwards is a worry. But Wells looks safe for now, and he could be a game-winner for the R’s tomorrow.