Queens Park Rangers central defender Rob Dickie is set to stay put at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium, despite being subject to interest from Premier League suitors [West London Sport].
The Lowdown: One of the best defenders in the Football League
Adapting admirably to Sky Bet Championship football since signing for the Hoops in September 2020, Dickie has made a name for himself as one of the most talented defenders in the Football League.
Stopping attackers in their tracks last term, the 25-year-old managed to record an average of four clearances per fixture in the English second-tier, illustrating his defensive solidity across a prolonged time period [WhoScored].
So far this season, he is the second highest performing player in the division based on Whoscored’s average match ratings.
Now, a major update on his future has emerged courtesy of his manager Mark Warburton.
Will Rob Dickie stay at QPR?
The Latest: Warburton blasts ‘nonsense, absolute nonsense’ rumours as Dickie set to stay at QPR
Speaking to West London Sport, the R’s boss quashed any notion of Dickie departing West London this window. Whilst discussing potential bids for his star players including the 6 foot 4 ace, the former Brentford manager claimed:
“You’re seeing journalists saying Newcastle, Leeds, Wolves all going in for our players. Nonsense. Absolute nonsense”.
The Verdict: Dickie staying at QPR would be a massive boost
Looking good for a promotion push this campaign, hearing the news that Dickie will more than likely remain at Queens Park Rangers for the foreseeable future will come as a massive boost to everyone connected with the club.
Starting to cultivate a reputation as an unlikely source of goals for his current employers, the Wokingham-born man has scored four times in seven appearances in all competitions in 2021/22 [Transfermarkt].
Dickie is a presence to behold in both boxes, winning around 5.1 aerial duels per game so far this season [WhoScored].
Unlikely to be able to acquire a replacement anywhere near his quality in the finals hours of the window, being able to keep their defender who was once labelled as “magnificent” by former manager Karl Robinson at Oxford United would be a massive shot in the arm for the QPR hierarchy [Derby County News].
In other news, QPR have been linked with a move for a Premier League striker. Find out more here.
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