New QPR boss Mark Warburton is not hanging about in ringing the changes at Loftus Road, with the ink not yet dry on another Championship season, players are already being shown the exit as the 56-year-old looks to stamp his own mark on the under-achieving squad.
Alex Baptiste, Jake Bidwell, Jordan Cousins, Joel Lynch and Pawel Wszolek will all depart Loftus Road when their contracts expire in June, as confirmed on the club website.
So are QPR right to let this particular quintet leave Loftus Road?
“At least there’s a bit of a clear out.
“They need to rebuild and bring in fresh faces and this is the start.
“There’s a handful of players with ability to play in the Championship or at the top of League One though.
“I wonder if they’ll live to regret letting Cousins go.”
“It’s going to be a very busy summer at Loftus Road.
“Bidwell, Cousins and Wszolek have all been important players for QPR over the past few seasons and fans will be sad to see them go, but departures are to be expected as new manager Mark Warburton looks to put his own stamp on the squad.
“QPR fans will be hoping for a few new signings over the summer, as Warburton looks to build a team that can challenge for the play-offs next season.”
“This was needed.
“They’re all likely to be on relatively high wages and you have to clear out the deadwood at some stage.
“I possibly would have kept Wszolek, but other than that, QPR have made the right decision in moving everyone else on ahead of next season.”