Queens Park Rangers’ season is pretty much over and that may explain why they routed Sheffield Wednesday 4-1 at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium on Saturday.
The R’s put on a second half clinic to send the Yorkshire side packing, with Aussie striker Lyndon Dykes starring.
A play-off spot now will be too much to ask and the shackles look to be off the squad as they look to end the season on a high.
There will be an eye towards next season though and the rumour mill is already swirling in regards to one of the R’s stars, whilst another has been speaking about potentially staying in west London for a bit longer – let’s look at the latest news.
Warburton speaks amid Dieng to West Ham links
R’s boss Mark Warburton has questioned the validity of reports linking goalkeeper Seny Dieng to West Ham United.
The Senegalese stopper, who only made his senior breakthrough this season, has been tipped to make a £6 million move to the London Stadium, but Warburton has put the brakes on all the speculation.
He has though said that all of his players have a valuation and if it’s deemed acceptable by the R’s board then things will happen – until then though, Dieng remains a QPR player.
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Kelly would consider permanent Motherwell move
After falling out of favour at the club, Liam Kelly went on loan to Motherwell in January in search of first-team football.
That’s exactly what he’s got at Fir Park and his manager Graham Alexander wants to keep him around at the club.
Kelly has admitted he would ‘strongly consider’ returning to the Well next season if the opportunity arose, and if Dieng sticks around at QPR then the possibility of him remaining north of the border will only strengthen.
Austin wants to stay at QPR – on one condition
Charlie Austin hasn’t really been his prolific self since returning to QPR in January – he’s scored six times in 17 outings but nowadays he brings a lot more than goals to the table.
There has been an upturn in form since his arrival, and with his West Brom contract expiring this summer there’s a chance that the striker could pen a permanent deal.
That all rests on the owners of the R’s though, as Austin has challenged them to push for promotion next season.
And the 31-year-old has revealed he’d love to stay at the club providing the owners show the ambition, so his decision at the end of the season rests on Ruben Gnanalingam, Amit Bhatia and co to show their hand.