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QPR forward looks set for January exit

QPR striker Idrissa Sylla appears to have played his last game for the club.

West London Sport reports that Rangers will try to offload Sylla in January having tried in vain to do so during previous transfer windows.

He has been out of favour for some time and dropped further in the pecking order following the loan signings of Tomer Hemed and Nahki Wells.

Matt Smith is also ahead of Sylla, as are youngsters such as Ebere Eze and Paul Smyth.

Sylla has started only 28 Championship matches for QPR since being signed from Belgian side Anderlecht in the summer of 2016.

His goalscoring record for the R’s is decent – Sylla has netted 17 times for the club despite his limited game time.

But Steve McClaren has not taken to him and previous Rangers managers Ian Holloway and Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink also seemingly had doubts about the Guinea international.

Sylla has made just three appearances for McClaren’s side this season, the most recent of which came as a late substitute in the dismal 3-0 defeat at home to Bristol City in August.

He has not got a look-in during an excellent run in which Rangers have been revitalised under former England boss McClaren, losing just three of 13 league matches.

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