Steve McClaren returned to football management yesterday afternoon when he penned a two-year deal to replace Ian Holloway as the new boss of Championship outfit Queens Park Rangers.
The ex-England boss hasn’t worked as a manager in England since leaving Derby County for a second time during the 2016/17 campaign and he will be keen to prove his credentials once more at Loftus Road.
The R’s were disappointing in the second-tier last season and McClaren’s initial remit will be to get the team playing attractive football and challenging in the higher echelons in the division.
The 57-year-old is likely to raid the transfer market during the summer months and one player in particular would represent a shrewd signing from a former club of his.
Derby striker Chris Martin has been out of sorts for the past couple of years but having played some of the best football of his career under McClaren’s stewardship, a reunion could be a good move for both parties.
Bolstering the frontline will probably be a priority for the new QPR boss and he might see it as a risk worth taking in signing Martin and giving him one last crack at the Championship, following pretty average loan spells at Fulham and Reading.
Martin’s goals fired the Rams to the Play-Off Final back in 2014 and he is clearly a striker that McClaren trusts will do the business in the second tier of English football.
Derby are set to offload several members of their squad having failed to win promotion to the Premier League and it seems a realistic proposition that Martin could find his way to Loftus Road during the summer transfer window, if McClaren has his way.
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