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QPR boss admits former Arsenal striker doesn’t fit into his plans

Rs head coach explains thinking behind JET loan to MK Dons and where he stands on the ex-Gooner

Future tense: Jay Emmanuel-Thomas (R)

Jay Emmanuel-Thomas looks set for an early QPR exit after Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink admitted the striker doesn’t fit into his plans.

The Rs gaffer told an assembled audience of Rangers fans last night the man signed on a free from Bristol City in the summer is surplus to current requirements.

As a result, the former Arsenal forward was loaned out to MK Dons at the beginning of last month to recoup part of his wages on a three-year deal while getting game time rather than twiddling his thumbs on match day, according to the gaffer.

JET, as known thanks to his initials, has made 15 appearances for Rangers this season scoring five times including a brace that beat Bolton 4-3 in October. His second dramatic Roy-of-the-Rovers goal that sunk the Trotters came in the final minute.

Hasselbaink now has Conor Washington and Sebastian Polter vying for the out-and-out striker’s role, and hinted JET might not be around much longer.

“Jay Emmanuel Thomas didn’t fit in my plans, and we decided to loan him out and get as much money as possible back for the club while also getting him game time,” Hasselbaink made plain to fans and www.qpr.co.uk

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