Three Football League players QPR could sign in January

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We compile three players in the Football League that Queens Park Rangers could be tempted to sign in January.

Queens Park Rangers manager Harry Redknapp has suggested that Charlie Austin is a throw-back because of his step-up from the lower leagues to become a Premier League star. 

Austin was playing non-league football until Swindon Town took a punt on him back in 2009, and he has never looked back since. 

It is a rare route to success in modern day football, but the striker is showing that he has all the capabilities to hit the back of the net even at the top-level. 

Redknapp says that Austin is a pleasure to work with because he has no ego, unlike some of the bigger-name signings who he has bought during his time as a manager. 

It could be that the QPR boss has been convinced that looking towards the Football League is an option for his team because of Austin's example, and in this piece we discuss three possible targets who the R's could focus on signing in January. 

Sam Byram (Leeds United)

The Leeds United youngster has been tipped to have a huge career ahead of him and he is likely to be of interest to a number of clubs in January. 

Byram has already accumulated over 90 appearances for Leeds and is still only 21 years old, highlighting his ability. 

The England youth international has already attracted the attentions of Southampton and Leicester City during his career to date, and QPR could join the long list of admirers this January. 

A defender, who is capable going forward, Byram has all the makings of a top-class modern day right-back and could offer a good option for the R's. 

Rohan Ince (Brighton and Hove Albion)

Considering Karl Henry has received a number of first-team chances for the R's so far this season, the likelihood is that the signing of a defensive midfielder will be high on Redknapp's list of priorities in the New Year. 

Henry is a dogged midfielder, but there are certainly weaknesses to his game and if QPR are looking for a long-term solution they could do worse than taking a look at Ince.

An imposing figure, the 22-year-old has become a key player at the South Coast club and shows all the credentials to be a top-class midfielder in the future. 

Capable with the ball at his feet and a reliable protector of the defence, Ince has all the characteristics of a top quality midfielder. 

Jordan Rhodes (Blackburn Rovers)

A partnership of Rhodes and Austin could be one of the most potent in the entirety of England.

The two strikers have scored with alarming regularity over recent seasons, and if QPR are prepared to spend some cash then it could pay dividends. 

The Blackburn Rovers front man is a deadly finisher and if given a chance he is likely to score it. 

That is a trait which can be a weapon at any level, and Redknapp would do well to seriously consider the possibility of bringing the Scotland international to Loftus Road. 

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