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QPR defender set for temporary exit away from Loftus Road

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QPR defender, Niko Hamalainen is reportedly in talks with Scottish side, Kilmarnock according to BBC Sport. 

The full-back spent last season on loan with Los Angeles FC, making three league appearances in total for the American team last term.

But it seems as though he hasn’t made a good enough impression on QPR boss, Mark Warburton, and he could be set for a season-long loan switch away from Loftus Road.

The 22-year-old has made just six appearances for the Hoops in his time with the club, and it’s clear to see that he doesn’t feature in QPR’s immediate plans this season.

Hamalainen did make two appearances for QPR in the Carabao Cup last season, but it seems as though his days with the Championship club are numbered.

He first signed for them back in 2015, from American side, FC Dallas, and has previously been out on loan at Vanarama National League side, Dagenham and Redbridge.

QPR are next in action at the weekend, when they take on Bristol City, in what will be a tough test for the Hoops against a Robins side that will be keen to justify their pre-season promotion credentials.

The Verdict:

This would be a smart move for both QPR and the player.

Hamalainen isn’t going to be getting anywhere near the first-team under Mark Warburton, and a loan move to find regular game time would be the ideal scenario in the near future.

If he can impress out on loan, then I think he could have unfinished business at Loftus Road in the future, as Warburton won’t want to let him go if he can make a good impression with Kilmarnock.

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