The thought crossed QPR minds that by cancelling Karl Henry's contract the midfileder would become a free agent - and the club would save the midfelder's wages.

Henry would then be able to agree terms with another outfit, and resume his career after falling down the Hoops pecking order.

In fact, Ian Holloway made it plain Henry was very much surplus to requirements by declaring that if it had been down to him, the player would have left last summer.

Henry hit back by declaring on Twitter he had fallen out with the manager over Ollie comments on previous gaffers.

Tweet: Henry reply

The former Wolves player failed to find another club before the January transfer deadline closed on Tuesday, and will now see out the rest of his contract at Rangers until June.

But the FA have tied up loopholes regarding moments like these.

Ian Holloway
Ian Holloway

They agree player and club can call it quits if both agree - but the player could then only sign for a National League or a level below.

It's fair to assume the likes of Lincoln are unable to afford the £6k-a-week earned by the 34-year-old, and therefore Rs will have an emergency midfielder on their hands should injuries kick in.

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