Queens Park Rangers have confirmed that five senior players will leave the club when their contracts expire this summer.
The news, which was announced on the official site, revealed that Alex Baptiste, Jake Bidwell, Jordan Cousins, Joel Lynch and Pawel Wszolek won’t be offered new deals as they gear up for a busy summer under new boss Mark Warburton.
It was inevitable that the experienced Baptiste would depart after he was loaned out to Luton in January, however the other four players all featured regularly last season.
Bidwell made 40 league appearances from left-back, whilst the versatile Cousins featured in 28 Championship games.
Meanwhile, centre-back Lynch was a regular partner for Toni Leistner for much of the campaign, making 35 appearances, with right-sided Polish international Wszolek involved in 38 games.
Therefore, it’s a big statement from the club and manager Warburton as he looks to make his own mark on the squad in the coming months.
The update also added that Angel Rangel and keeper Seny Dieng have been offered new deals to remain at Loftus Road.
These are some big calls from QPR but the fans should be excited to see that the club are prepared to be bold and brave under the new boss.
Arguably the most surprising decision was Wszolek who clearly has a lot of ability and would be a player that you could imagine Warburton would have improved even more.
It also suggests there will be a lot of new arrivals in the coming months, so it will be interesting to see what happens over the summer.
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