Wells agrees deal to extend his stay at QPR - London Football News

Wells agrees deal to extend his stay at QPR

QPR have extended the contract of young defender Ben Wells.

The 19-year-old’s deal was due to expire at the end of this month but the club have given him a contract until the end of the season.

Wells joined Rangers from West Ham last term and has been a regular for their Under-23 side since.

He is seen as one for the future, as is Conor Masterson, a centre-back who was picked up in the summer after being released by Liverpool.

Rangers are yet to keep a clean sheet this season and are currently without the injured Yoann Barbet.

But boss Mark Warburton recently suggested he was unlikely to turn to the likes of Masteron or Wells despite the errors of his more senior defenders.

Speaking to West London Sport last month, Warburton said: “We signed a young player to come in here and to build part of our squad for the future.

“It doesn’t mean you sign the player to go straight into the first team. He’s a young player with lots of development. He’s a very talented lad but he needs to develop his game.

“The Championship is ruthless. What we have to do is manage all the players.

“Conor’s a player who I hope will have a really bright future at QPR. We’ve got to manage him correctly.”