Junior Hoilett could make QPR return, admits Les Ferdinand
PUBLISHED: 12:00 07 September 2016 | UPDATED: 12:10 07 September 2016
QPR’s director of football Les Ferdinand has revealed that the club remain in close dialogue with Junior Hoilett, and admits there is still a possibility the Canadian winger could rejoin the Rs.
Hoilett left Loftus Road earlier this summer after rejecting a new contract from the club, however the 26-year-old remains without a club and with QPR still keen on adding another winger to their ranks, Ferdinand has refused to close the door on Hoilett returning to W12.
He said: “The door has never been closed on Junior. I’ve spoken to him and the manager has spoken to him on numerous occasions.
“As we all know, he was waiting for a move to the Premier League and he’s not had that yet.
“We’ll wait and see where he is. He’s a free now and will get itchy feet at some stage - I can’t believe that he doesn’t want to get back in.
“So we’ll keep knocking on the door, that’s for sure. We saw at the end of last season the player we thought we were bringing here at the start of his contract.
“The environment that he was involved in before enabled him to be the way he was.
“It’s a totally different regime here now and he understands that. He saw that last season.
“So if Junior Hoilett came back here I think he’d have an understanding that the club’s going forward. I can understand people’s reservations but if it’s someone who can benefit the club going forward then you’ve got to look at it.”
Ferdinand also remains quietly confident the Rs can mount a realistic challenge for the play-offs this season.
“I’m always greedy. I’ll start every year thinking we can get promoted,” admitted Ferdinand,
“If you don’t start with that thought process then you’re defeating yourself.
“People say we need to bed players in and get them used to the Championship, but secretly I’ll be hoping that we can definitely make the play-offs.”