According to a report in the Express and Star, there were plenty of interested bystanders taking in QPR's visit to Wolverhampton Wanders this week, as the Londoners ran out 3-2 winners at Molineux.
Both Aston Villa and West Brom representatives were taking in the match, with the two clubs rumoured to be on the lookout for additions ahead of the transfer deadline.
And one player already well known to Baggies scouts would have certainly given Tony Pulis a lot to think about with a phenomenal performance to help his side to the win, with assistant coach Mark O’Connor their on behalf of the Welshman.
QPR winger Matt Phillips assisted Charlie Austin to help Chris Ramsey's side edge back into the game after finding themselves 2-0 down, before the former Blackpool man scored a second half brace to secure three points for the visitors. The Express and Star now say West Brom will return for the player before the transfer window closes.
It was precisely the sort of performance that the Scotland international was putting in at the end of last season in the Premier League, and may end up tempting the Hawthorns hierarchy into reconsidering their reported decision to back down from paying the Hoops' asking price for the 24-year-old.
The Express and Star say that Pulis shied away from paying the £10 million necessary for QPR to release the player, but given Phillips' destruction of one of West Brom's rivals, another attempt could be on the cards.