Mark Warburton has insisted that Queens Park Rangers are not interested in signing defender Daniel O’Shaughnessy next month.
O’Shaughnessy has recently been linked with a move to England – as per Football Insider – with QPR, Sheffield Wednesday, Barnsley and Preston among those being credited with an interest.
O’Shaughnessy has been a standout performer for both club and country this season, impressing for both Finland and HJK Helsinki.
The 26-year-old is no stranger to Warburton, either, having played under him at Brentford following his arrival from Metz in 2014.
But with the January transfer window looming, Warburton has insisted that QPR aren’t looking to sign O’Shaughnessy next month.
Speaking to West London Sport, he said: “There’s absolutely no truth in that whatsoever. Daniel’s a lovely lad and playing well but has never been on our list.”
“I’ve no idea where these stories come from. I’ve been linked with players I’ve never heard of before. I’d love to know where they emanate from.
“I’ve been linked with so many strikers and defenders and it’s ludicrous. I read these stories in utter disbelief sometimes.”
QPR may well look to bolster their defensive ranks next month, though, with the club sitting 19th in the Championship having conceded 29 goals this season.
They are winless since the end of November and lost 2-0 at home to high-flying Swansea City on Boxing Day.
O’Shaughnessy will have been the catching the eye of clubs ahead of January as he has been in really decent form this season.
He’s a person and a player who Mark Warburton knows well after their time together at Brentford, and that’s probably where the link has come from.
Having conceded 29 goals this season, QPR definitely need to change something defensively, otherwise they will just carry on sliding down the league table.