QPR eye ex-Liverpool youngster as Armstrong impresses again

QPR are giving a trial to former Liverpool youngster Elijah Dixon-Bonner.

The 21-year-old midfielder has been without a club since leaving Anfield during the summer and could now be set for a move to Loftus Road.

He is well known to Mick Beale, having played under him during the R’s boss’ time as a coach at Liverpool.

Dixon-Bonner, who was on Arsenal’s books prior to moving to Merseyside, played for QPR’s Under-21 side in a match against Colchester on Friday afternoon.

Rangers won the game 2-0, with teenage striker Sinclair Armstrong scoring both their goals.

Armstrong was given a run-out to give him some game time – but Beale has made it clear he is regarded as a first-team player now.

Beale recently told West London Sport: “I’ve been mindful that he’s come on and played 20 and 30 minutes. He’s a young boy, he needs to play and breathe, and he needs a goal as well.

“I feel that if he goes and plays at that level, he gets a big boost. What have I got to lose with two weeks of the international break?

“I’m delighted with Sinclair. There’s a lot that’s changed in his life. Just as much that has changed in mine, has changed in his, and I’ve just got to be mindful of that.

“But he is 100% a first-team player. He trains with us every day, he’s in our changing room. We had a little ceremony last week when we officially brought him in because he’s been changing with the academy and coming across.”