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Football League World’s QPR fan pundit Darren Toovey has issued his verdict on the side’s reported interest in Exeter City winger Randell Williams.
According to Teamtalk, QPR are one of a number of Championship sides monitoring the 22-year-old, who has been impressive for Exeter at the start of the season.
Williams joined the club in January on a free transfer from Watford and has hit the ground running with the Grecians.
The winger has added five assists in League Two and helped Exeter climb to the top of the table.
The Hoops are understood to face some competition for Williams, with Cardiff City, Nottingham Forest, and Huddersfield Town also linked.
Toovey indicated he felt the signing would fit the club’s recent transfer strategy.
He said: “Randell Williams is in the market that QPR are now buying from.
“He is a young, fresh talent from the lower league who will likely come in for a good price.
“He is someone we can improve and may later become an asset we can sell at a profit.
“The manager was looking for this type of player just before the transfer market closed.”
He added: “I feel we already have this type of player in Paul Smyth, who is out on loan, so it seems to me we already have this area covered.”
Toovey suggested that QPR should be looking to strengthen other areas when the transfer window opens.
He said: “In January, the club should be looking for a striker.
“We have two very, very good ones plus the young boy (Jan Mlakar) from Brighton on loan.
“There is a long season ahead and I feel we need another as we will be extremely lucky if Hugill and Wells stay fit all season.
“Someone young from the lower league with room to improve would be ideal.”
QPR climbed to fifth in the Championship with their 2-1 win against Millwall on the weekend.