Round-up: QPR managerial update, latest on Millwall target and Watford plan for signing outlined

Latest QPR, Millwall and Watford news and rumours on Thursday.

QPR have a tricky clash against table toppers Burnley this weekend. Millwall face Wigan Athletic at home following their loss away at Sunderland last time out.

Watford lock horns with Hull City at home on Sunday. Here is a look at some of the latest news regarding the Championship trio...


Former Blackpool boss Neil Critchley is in ‘pole position’ to land the QPR job, according to report by Football League World. The R’s are in the hunt for a replacement for Michael Beale after he left for Rangers.

The Hoops saw off competition from elsewhere to land Leon Balogun over the summer. He has told the Beautiful Game Podcast that MLS outfit Chicago Fire wanted him.


Hibernian would apparently prefer to sell Millwall target Ryan Porteous to a club in England, as per reporter Alan Nixon on Twitter. The defender has most recently been linked with Rangers with his contract up at the end of this season.

Callum Styles is a doubt ahead of this weekend. The Lions loanee picked up an injury against Sunderland last time out at the Stadium of Light and his boss Gary Rowett told the Southwark News: “Stylesy picked up a calf strain over the weekend. We’re waiting to see the extent of that, whether he just felt it tight before, I’m not sure.”


Watford new boy Ismael Kone will link up with Udinese in the summer , as per Italian news outlet TuttoMercatoWeb. He has been snapped up from CF Montreal after catching the eye with Canada at the World Cup.

Hull make the trip to Hertfordshire this weekend and their owner Acun Ilicali has revealed that he is interested in buying another club. He has told Hull Live: “My idea is actually to buy another team that can help us to improve our young talents. If I can manage this, I want to buy a team that will help our young guys, plus some more young guys in a proper league with tough games so they can improve and help us to go to the higher levels.”