Warburton ready to let QPR duo go out on loan

QPR are ready to let youngsters Joe Gubbins and Odi Alfa go out on loan in order for them to get first-team experience.

West London Sport reports that central defender Gubbins and forward Alfa are being lined up for loan moves but that manager Mark Warburton is currently undecided over whether to also loan out midfielder Faysal Bettache.

Gubbins has been part of the first-team squad in recent months and is set to spend the rest of the season elsewhere.

Alfa has previously been on loan at non-League clubs Maidenhead and Billericay and might now get a chance to impress further up the football pyramid.

But it remains to be seen whether young Bettache is loaned out – him going could leave QPR short of options in midfield if the likes of Geoff Cameron and Tom Carroll are unavailable.

Warburton told West London Sport: “The likes of Joe Gubbins and Odi Alfa, yes. Fayal, maybe – but he did very well when he got some match minutes and we can’t leave ourselves too thin.

“So we’ve got to try and time it right. It has to be the right loan for the right player at the right time – and that will be enormously beneficial.”