QPR ask Spurs to let Walker stay
NEIL Warnock has stepped up his efforts to persuade Tottenham to let Kyle Walker remain at Loftus Road for the rest of the season.
The England under-21 right-back has impressed during his three-month loan spell at Loftus Road and QPR want him to stay after the deal runs out on January 3.
Warnock has been in regular contact with Harry Redknapp’s number two Kevin Bond about Walker’s future and will press the Spurs manager for a swift decision.
“I will be speaking to him to give us an early decision on that, whether they’ll extend Kyle Walker’s loan or not,” Warnock told the Times.
“We’ve been sending them videos and things like that, so he knows the situation and I’m sure he’ll let us know as soon as possible.”
If Rangers are unable to secure an extended stay for Walker, the manager may bring Josh Parker back into the squad once he recovers from a stress fracture of his left foot.
Parker, who can play on the right side of defence or midfield, joined Wycombe Wanderers on loan last month, but is set to be out of action until the end of January.
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“Josh has done well this year, he’s a young lad and he needs experience,” Warnock added. “But a lot depends on Walker going back or staying as to whether he comes in.”
Parker, who also had a brief loan spell with Northampton earlier in the season, made just a single appearance at Wycombe prior to his injury.