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Les Ferdinand responds to QPR managerial rumours

QPR director of football Les Ferdinand has poured cold water on speculation that manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink might be replaced by Tony Pulis.

Rumours suggested Pulis was moving to QPR with Hodgson joining West Brom. Credit: PA

Media reports have suggested that Pulis could be offered the opportunity to take over at the Championship outfit if he leaves West Brom.

Pulis' future with the Baggies has come under scrutiny in recent weeks and the 58-year-old Welshman was seen sitting next to Ferdinand during QPR's 6-0 home defeat to Newcastle on Tuesday.

However, Ferdinand has warned against reading anything into that, and insists Rangers are not looking to replace Hasselbaink.

Ferdinand said: "Tony Pulis came to the game the other night, which is a normal thing for a manager to do when his team aren't playing. I saw him and sat next to him. That's it.

"The result on Tuesday was obviously unacceptable but I can categorically say we are not looking to change manager and are not considering anyone else."

QPR slumped to 14th in the Championship following their thrashing at the hands of Newcastle - the Hoops' heaviest-ever home league defeat.

QPR confirm signing of Idrissa Sylla from Anderlecht

Sylla will be hoping to hit the ground running at Loftus Road. Credit: PA

QPR have signed Anderlecht striker Idrissa Sylla for an undisclosed fee.

The 25-year-old, a Guinea international, has joined Rangers on a three-year deal and becomes boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink's sixth summer signing.

Hasselbaink told the club's official website: "This is very good business for the club. He is very good in the air, and scores quite a lot of goals with his head. He is technically very good, and we feel he will add to the squad.

"We also feel there is a lot of improvement in him. He can get better and stronger."

Sylla added: "This is a very exciting move for me. I have always dreamt about playing football in England and the opportunity to join QPR was something that really appealed to me. I am pleased to be here and can't wait to get started."


FA investigate coin-throwing at Stoke and QPR

The Football Association has launched a fresh investigation into coin-throwing after alleged incidents at both Stoke and QPR on Saturday.

An FA spokesman told Press Association Sport on Sunday that the governing body was "aware and investigating" after reports from the Britannia Stadium and Loftus Road.

Jack Butland, allegedly, had something thrown at him. Credit: PA

An object was allegedly thrown at Stoke keeper Jack Butland during his side's 2-1 Premier League victory over Aston Villa, while QPR players celebrating Junior Hoilett's penalty during their 2-0 Sky Bet Championship win over Birmingham were apparently targetted from the stand housing visiting supporters.

Rangers launched their own investigation immediately after the game, and the visitors promised stern action against anyone found responsible.


QPR midfielder set for West Brom medical on Friday

Will Sandro remain fit for West Brom? Credit: PA

West Brom have agreed a loan fee with QPR that would see Sandro move to the Hawthorns until the summer.

The Brazilian midfielder has been plagued by injuries since leaving Spurs for the Super Hoops in September 2014.

He is expected to undergo a medical in the West Midlands today and could be available for West Brom's Premier League fixture against Swansea on February 2nd.

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