QPR offloaded all the big earners during the transfer window in accordance with the club's new cost-cutting policy - bar three - Matt Phillips, Rob Green and Junior Hoilett.

So what’s next for the trio?

Matt Phillips

A £4 million move to either West Brom or Bournemouth was on the cards for Phillips - but it never happened.

Albion did take Sandro from Rs midfield, but left the Scotland international to Championship football for the rest of the season.

Unlike Hoilett and Green, he does have a year to run on his contract, so if Rs do get offers for him in the summer, chances are it’s over and out for a mercurial player who dazzles and disappoints in equal measure.

On his day, Phillips is a terrific winger. When he struggles, he’s all but anonymous.

However, he does have pace to burn, and manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink does not have too many options down Rangers' right flank.


Phillips will add to his 30 games for Hoops this season

Challenge: Nasser El Khayati

Junior Hoilett

After a nondescript start to the campaign, the winger has been a feature for Rangers, and before Christmas hit top form for the first time in a very long while.

If you had to guess how many starts the new Canadian international has made for Rangers since he joined from Blackburn in 2012 - would it be a mere 21 in both Premier League and Championship?

But now he faces the challenge of Nasser El Khayati, newly signed for £350,000. The former Burton boy came on in leaps and bounds under Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink when the two were at the Pirelli.


Hoilett has to be on the top of his game to keep El Khayati at bay. If not, the self-effacing player will be seeing out the rest of his Rangers contract on the bench.

Rob Green

At one stage the 36-year-old keeper looked as if he would go to Crystal Palace or West Ham in the window.

After all, Rangers wanted to make sure the England international didn’t get to 30 games thus triggering a new contract.

One of the possibilities saw Alex McCarthy return to Hoops in a swap deal with Palace - but it appears the man kept out the QPR goal by Green in his one season with the club, didn’t fancy it.

It leaves the man signed from West Ham in 2012 twiddling his thumbs all the way to the end of his current contract in the summer.


Green will train and advise the likes of Alex Smithies and Matt Ingrams while he picks up his £40k-a-week for essentially keeping fit.

But his last game for Rangers is going to be a 2-1 home defeat to Hull on New Year’s Day.

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