QPR release six first team players - including Barton, Zamora and Dunne

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The Hoops will be looking to rebuild next year as they bid to return to the Premier League.

Queens Park Rangers have confirmed on their website that at least six first team players are set to be released this summer, as the club prepare for their relegation to the Championship.

There is plenty of experience in those released by the Hoops, with five of the players having tasted international football - four with England.

However, essentially for the West London club, there are some large salaries that are coming off the wage budget, meaning that the R's financial situation next year will be much more suitable for a club in the second tier of English football.

Joey Barton, who captained QPR this season, is arguably the highest profile player to leave the club, while last year's playoff hero Bobby Zamora also departs. Shaun Wright-Phillips and Rio Ferdinand are also released, having rarely featured during the campaign, while Irish duo Richard Dunne and Brian Murphy join the quartet of ex England internationals in leaving when their contract expires on June 30.

Midfielder Karl Henry has the option to extend his contract at Loftus Road, while the club have offered new deals to Clint Hill and Alejandro Faurlin.

QPR also confirmed that loan players Mauricio Isla, Niko Kranjcar, Eduardo Vargas and Mauro Zarate will return to their parent clubs.

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