How we use Cookies

QPR ready to make move for West Ham defender

Simpson injury demands immediate attention to right-back spot

Thinker: Harry Redknapp

QPR have been forced to add an emergency defender to their shopping list after injury to right-back Danny Simpson.

The ever-present right-back has been laid low with a back injury and with precious few purpose-built players in that position, Rangers are ready to turn attention to West Ham defender Jordan Spence who can also play central defence.

The 23-year-old is back from a loan spell at MK Dons, and before that at Sheffield Wednesday and could be asked to plug a very big gap until Simpson recovers.

Harry said: “We’re looking at a striker and maybe another defender.”

Serie A forward Ishak Belfodil has reportedly arrived in west London for loan talks in a bid to augment the firing line, but QPR’s manager played down talks concerning Stevie May at St Johnstone and former Hoops favourite, Peter Crouch.

Redknapp added: “Belfodil is a player we’re interested in, but Peter? That’s unrealistic. He's in at the team at Stoke and we've made no enquiries for him.

"However, we do need to get another defender in as well.”

 

Premier League News

Journalists

Steve Bax
Digital Editor, Get West London
Danya Bazaraa
Ealing, Acton Greenford and Northolt
Paul Bishop
Sports Editor
Caitlin Black
Pinner, Hatch End. Harrow Weald, Stanmore, Edgware, Queensbury and Kenton
Alix Culbertson
Hammersmith & Fulham, Kensington & Chelsea
Robert Cumber
Hounslow, Heston and Isleworth, Chiswick
Zoe Drewett
Uxbridge, Ruislip, Eastcote, Hayes, Harlington & West Drayton
Alan Hayes
News Editor, Uxbridge Gazette
Camilla Horrox
Ealing, Southall, West Ealing and Hanwell
Matt Lewis
Sports Reporter
Chris Longhurst
News Editor, Hounslow Chronicle
Mhairi Macfarlane
News Editor, Harrow and Wembley Observer
Jacob Murtagh
Sports Reporter
Salina Patel
Hounslow, Feltham, Bedfont and Hanworth
Ian Proctor
News Editor, Harrow and Wembley Observer
Hannah Raven
Uxbridge, Harefield, Northwood, Northwood Hills
Michael Russell
News Editor, Ealing, Fulham, Kensington and Westminster
John Shammas
Rayners Lane, South Harrow, North Harrow, Harrow on the Hill, Wealdstone and Wembley
Mort Smith
Community Editor, Uxbridge Gazette
Tim Street
Deputy Sports Editor
Paul Warburton
Sports Reporter