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Mark Warburton leaning on Rangers connection as QPR eye Sheffield Wednesday transfer raid

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Queens Park Rangers are interested in signing Josh Windass from Sheffield Wednesday, with Mark Warburton previously working with the forward during their time together at Rangers.

Ibrox was Windass’ home between 2016 and 2018, with the 27-year-old making 73 appearances for Rangers and scoring 19 goals.

Warburton crossed paths with Windass during that spell, but both are now elsewhere in the EFL. Warburton is managing QPR and looking to get the West London club into play-off contention next season, whilst Windass remains on the books at Sheffield Wednesday, who are set for a return to League One following relegation.

Despite the Owls’ relegation, Windass scored nine goals and registered five assists last season for Darren Moore’s side, impressing in a struggling side.

Chances to remain in the Championship are now presenting themselves, though, with The Athletic reporting that Warburton is keen to lean on the fact he’s managed Windass before and lure him to QPR.

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The R’s finished ninth in the Championship last season, after enjoying a fine second-half to the season.

Jordy De Wijs, Sam Field, Charlie Austin and Stefan Johansen were a big part of that improved performance after arriving on loan in January, with the former three already signed up for 2021/22.

The Verdict 

Warburton is building an exciting squad at QPR this summer. The fact that De Wijs, Field and Austin have already returned is massive, so the thought of adding Windass to that is really positive.

He was excellent last season in a Sheffield Wednesday side that were up against it from the get-go. He scored goals, created chances and finally looked to be proving his worth in the Championship.

You feel that QPR could be a good place for Windass to take his next step. They are looking up rather than down, with a manager that has previously worked with the player. It could well be a case of the R’s building on what has been a really successful 12 months for the 27-year-old.

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Alfie is a journalist based in Yorkshire with years of experience covering the EFL. A current focus on Huddersfield Town and their fortunes back in the Championship, but out and about at as many games as possible. Covered Leeds United during their promotion-winning season in 2019/20.

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