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QPR set to make decision on player as temporary exit looks inevitable



QPR are expected to loan out versatile young defender Stephen Duke-McKenna, according to West London Sport.

The Liverpool-born defender joined from Bolton last August, but hasn’t yet made a first-team appearance during his time at Loftus Road.

And West London Sport believe that Rangers are desperate for Duke-McKenna to head out on loan in order to gain some valuable senior experience – with the 20-year-old still waiting for make his first-team debut at club level.

Duke-McKenna started his youth career with Everton, and even enjoyed the luxury of being part of a matchday squad on a European night in Cyprus.

The then 17-year-old was named on the bench by Sam Allardyce for Toffees Europa League group stage match against Apollon Limassol in December 2017, but didn’t feature.

Despite his lack of opportunities with the R’s, Duke-McKenna has been capped five times for Guyana and was even named in their 23-man squad for the 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup.

He has featured in all three of QPR’s Under-23s matches this term, but is now likely to spend the campaign away from West London.

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The Verdict

Duke-McKenna turns 21 at the end of the campaign, and it’s really important to be playing regular first-team football at his age.

Mark Warburton already loaned out a host of youngsters on Deadline Day – and a lower league or even Non League move for Duke-McKenna would be a very sensible option for him.

ScoopDragon Football News Network

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