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QPR duo Niko Hamalainen and Giles Phillips set to leave on loan

QPR duo Niko Hamalainen and Giles Phillips set to leave on loan

Queens Park Rangers could still see some of their players leave the club despite the transfer window having been slammed shut on Thursday.

According to West London Sport, Nico Hamalainen and Giles Phillips are believed to be set for moves to Major League Soccer, with a number of clubs thought to be interested.

The transfer window in America does not open until later this month, leaving their plenty of time for the misfits to get a chance to leave.


Hamalainen has made just six appearances for the Loftus Road side since joining the club in 2014 from FC Dallas and the Florida-born Finland international could relish the chance of heading back to his birth country.

Phillips is a centre-back, however, he has failed to make a first-team appearance for the club since joining in 2017.

The Verdict:

Loan moves for Hamalainen and Phillips will be beneficial for the pair as they look to get regular minutes under their belts.

Both will have been disappointed not to have made an impact at QPR yet, but temporary switches to America could be exactly what they need for Steve McClaren to take note and consider them in his future plans.

A number of players have departed from Loftus Road in January and it would not be a surprise to see the American-born pair join them on the list later this month.

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