Newly available Dwight Gayle makes perfect option for QPR in January

The Crystal Palace Eagle

Crystal Palace striker Dwight Gayle could be a good option for Queens Park Rangers to pursue in January.

With Queens Park Rangers looking to add a clinical edge to their front line in January, they may not have to look too far to find the answer to their problem. 

QPR manager Harry Redknapp has admitted that his side will be looking for a striker in the new year, but so far his transfer-targets have been experienced campaigners.

Redknapp has already taken a look at Jermain Defoe and Robbie Keane, but he could be better served by signing a less proven star. 

Dwight Gayle has been told that he is playing for his future by the R's London neighbours Crystal Palace and Redknapp's side should look to take advantage of the uncertainty over his future. 

Gayle has regularly been utilised as a back-up option at Palace, but there is a sense that with more faith he could turn into a potent front-man. 

The 24-year-old was top scorer for Palace last season and has already jumped to the top of the club's charts this time around too. 

This is despite playing second fiddle to Frazier Campbell and, as a result, Warnock's warning to the clinical finisher has left many Eagles' fans baffled.

Palace are intent on bringing in a striker in the transfer window and Gayle is unlikely to be content sitting on the substitutes' bench after showing he can hit the back of the net at the top level. 

QPR could be the perfect home for him to prove Warnock wrong. Redknapp's men already have Charlie Austin at the club, who has been in fine goalscoring form, but there is a paucity of options beyond that. 

Gayle's addition would certainly bring more competition for places to the team and he could be the difference for the side between staying in the Premier League and relegation. 

The former Peterborough United man's goal-to-minute ratio is particularly eye-catching, and his partnership with Austin would be a tantalising prospect.

The two appear to have bright futures in the game and they could be a pairing which QPR build their team around for the years to come - rather than being a short term fix which Defoe and Keane would represent. 

Given that a cut-price deal could be available in January, Gayle looks a value-for-money buy and Redknapp would be wise to seriously consider the possibility of bringing him to Loftus Road. 

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