QPR didn't just send one scout to check the progress of loanees Michael Doughty and Darnell Furlong at Swindon On Saturday.

No less than Les Ferdinand, academy chief and former boss Chris Ramsey, and returning hero Ian Holloway, according to the BBC, were at the County Ground to see the Robins trump Charlton, 3-0.

In fact, Rs director of football Ferdinand sat next to Celtic boss Brendan Rogers as Swindon got an upturn in fortunes thanks in part to the arrival of Tim Sherwood.

Two together: Tim Sherwood and Chris Ramsey behind him

One of those in the back of QPR minds before Olly got the thumbs-up instead, also saw Doughty lay on the second Swindon goal, while a clean sheet said much for Furlong and co at the back.

Holloway will give everyone a clean slate after taking charge on Friday, and under transfer rule 53.2.2 - Rangers can recall their midfielder and defender in January if they so choose.

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It gives the pair every reason to play out of their skin for the League One side until then.

A word in your ear... Les Ferdinand (l) chats to Brendan Rogers
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