QPR defender Todd Kane featured for the club’s under-23s on Saturday in a pre-season friendly against non-league Hampton and Richmond Borough as he continues to be outcast from the first-team squad, per West London Sport.
It has previously been reported by West London Sport that Kane has been facing an uncertain future this summer at QPR with Mark Warburton’s side considering bringing in a new right-back to replace him within their squad.
It is believed that Moses Odubajo could be brought into QPR as a replacement for Kane should he manage to prove his fitness during his trial with the club over the next few weeks. That comes after he endured injury issues during his spell with Sheffield Wednesday prior to being released.
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Kane has previously been linked with a potential move to the likes of Portsmouth, Sunderland and Charlton Athletic this summer after he has been frozen out by Warburton.
The defender is now playing for the club’s development squad during pre-season until his future has been resolved in the transfer window, according to West London Sport.
This update that the defender is playing with the under-23s should not come as a surprise considering that Kane is highly likely to be leaving the club this summer. It seems there is no future for him in the first-team under Warburton and that is a boost to the likes of Sunderland, Portsmouth and Charlton who have all been linked with him.
It seems QPR could sign Odubajo as a replacement if he can impress them in training and that would be a solid signing for the Rs. Either way, it will not help Kane get back into the first-team plans you would think and he will likely spend the rest of his time with the club’s under-23s.
Kane is a solid enough option and would be a good signing for the League One clubs that are interested in him and they would likely be able to bring him in on the cheap given his situation with the Rs. Therefore, there might be a resolution to his situation that suits all parties before the window ends.