Warnock to put QPR star on loan

TEENAGE striker Antonio German will be allowed to leave QPR on loan – as long as a League One side comes in for him.

Rangers manager Neil Warnock is keen to give the 18-year-old from Harlesden some first-team experience now that Rob Hulse is close to full fitness and Leon Clarke recovered from an ankle injury.

At least one League Two club – thought to be Wycombe Wanderers – have expressed an interest in borrowing German, but Warnock would prefer the promising youngster to play at a higher level.

“I’m going to try and loan Antonio out, but I want to get him as high as I can,” said the Rs boss. “I’ve got one or two clubs definitely want him, they’ve made firm enquiries, but I want to get him higher.

“Until now I couldn’t let him go because everyone’s not been fit, but now Clarke’s fully fit and Tommy Smith and Rob Hulse are here, we’re going to have more choice.

“So I think now would be a good time for Antonio to go out and play five or six games. It’s important that it’s a good level and also the right sort of club.

“Josh Parker’s playing at Northampton at the moment and that’s good for us, because he’s a bright prospect. So if we can get Antonio on loan and maybe one other, we’ll do it.”

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German, who made his QPR debut at Southampton in March 2009, spent time on loan at Aldershot Town last season but turned down a temporary move to Torquay soon after Warnock’s arrival at Loftus Road.

The teenager has made three substitute appearances for the Rs’ first team this season, scoring their goal in the 3-1 Carling Cup defeat by Port Vale.