West Bromwich Albion are moving to trump QPR for released Cardiff City striker Jay Bothroyd.

The Sunday Mirror says the 28-year-old, who won an England cap last winter, is chasing a move to the Premier League after ­letting his contract run out.

And Albion manager Roy Hodgson, who wants to find a big front man to partner last ­season's top scorer Peter Odemwingie, will give him the chance.

Everton and SPL ­champions Rangers are also monitoring Bothroyd, who has scored 41 goals in three years at Cardiff.

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