Raft of fringe players to be cut loose by QPR

A host of fringe players at QPR will be offloaded in the summer.

A host of fringe players at QPR will be offloaded in the summer.

The Guardian says QPR stand to part with seven players whose contracts expire in the summer – Radek Cerny, who was given a one-year deal last summer but was then left out of the club's 25-man squad; Brian Murphy; Tal Ben Haim; and the returning loanees DJ Campbell and Rob Hulse; plus the loan signings, Fábio da Silva and Andros Townsend, who will go back to Manchester United and Tottenham respectively.

QPR's returning loanees who remain under contract include Joey Barton, Anton Ferdinand, Alejandro Faurlín and Djibril Cissé. Given that they were loaned in the first place – the last three by Redknapp in January – it is clear that the club view them as non-essential players.

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