QPR could be about to lose another youngster to the Premier League.
West London Sport reports that goalkeeper Harvey White, 18, is having a trial with Watford ahead of a possible move to Vicarage Road.
Rangers have described the arrangement as work experience. White is set to train with the Hornets until April 19.
Losing another academy product would be a blow for Rangers, who lost Raheem Sterling to Liverpool in 2010 and more recently lost winger Josh Bowler to Everton.
QPR’s immediate concern though is the vacant managerial position at Loftus Road following the sacking of Steve McClaren.
The club are looking to make a quick appointment after dismissing McClaren earlier this week and placing John Eustace in caretaker charge.
Director of football Les Ferdinand told the club website: “Steve has worked incredibly hard during his time with us but as we start to make plans for next year we feel this change is necessary now, rather than wait until the end of the season, or risk having to make such a decision early in the new campaign.”
Chairman Amit Bhatia said: “On behalf of the Board, I would like to thank Steve for his hard work during his time with us, and wish him well for the future.
“We must now work towards ending this season positively and building for the future.”