Both players are 20 years old and have been without a club since the summer, although Rowan has been training with Italian outfit Torino since then.
The Rs’ manager Steve McClaren made some defensive reinforcements over the summer, with Ángel Rangel, Toni Leistner, and defender/midfielder Geoff Cameron coming to Loftus Road. Not only is Cameron a loan deal, but he is 33, while Rangel is 35 and Leistner is 28. While the German may well have a good number of seasons in him, these aren’t exactly signings for the future. Two of them were quick decisions to abate the terrible form of The Hoops at the beginning of the season, and it worked.
However, the club have clearly set their sights on having more long term success, and that is why they have looked to the future in Rowan. This is a measure to sustain success at the club, and to avoid hapless starts like this season’s.
Likewise, with attacking duo Tomer Hemed and Nahki Wells both being loan signings, the club do not want to find themselves thin on the ground come next summer. Therefore, Lewis Walker is another measure in order to create prolonged success.
If a club do not look to the future, there is no way that they will be successful in the long run; good times will peter out, and unless there’s a new generation to carry on, bad times will inevitably come. QPR are doing a good job in preventing that.
Click here to comment on this articleor
Give us feedback on your Football Transfer Tavern experience