QPR have handed trials to released Chelsea midfielder Jacob Mellis.

The midfielder, 21, played and scored in Rangers' 2-1 reserve defeat against West Ham on Tuesday.

Mellis, who spent last week training with npower Championship side Burnley, left Chelsea "by mutual consent" last month after admitting to the smoke-grenade prank.

The Rs have already dealt in England youth teammate Tom Hitchcock after his release from Blackburn Rovers.