Bullard gives advice to Austin, QPR striker makes cheeky response on Twitter

Jimmy Bullard jokingly suggests that Queens Park Rangers striker Charlie Austin needs to work on his finishing.

Former West Ham United prospect Jimmy Bullard has suggested in The Daily Star that Queens Park Rangers striker Charlie Austin needs to work on his finishing.

“I spent a bit of time with Charlie Austin last week for Soccer AM - and I ain't happy,” the 36-year-old former Fulham and Hull City midfielder wrote in The Daily Star.

“We did a challenge and I scored nine goals, he scored eight. Basically, I beat him. But he was quicker and they said he won! Rubbish.

“Charlie: you need to work on your finishing, mate! Otherwise - and I'm not being funny - you'll be spending the whole year at QPR... and you need to be in the Premier League!”

It is clear that Bullard is joking, and Austin has replied to him in a similar tone on social networking site Twitter:

When Austin says that no one was prepared to pay £15 million for him, he is referring to the transfer fee that QPR wanted for him in order to sell him in the summer transfer window, as reported by The Mirror.

Crystal Palace, Leicester City, Norwich City and Newcastle United were all interested in the English striker, according to The Mirror.

In the end, Austin remained at QPR, and he has already started to bang in the goals for Rangers.

The 26-year-old has scored five goals and created 11 chances in seven Championship appearances so far this campaign.

Austin has a pass accuracy of 63% and a shot accuracy of 38%, and has won 26 headers, four dribbles and six tackles.

Rangers are eighth in the Championship table at the moment with 11 points from seven matches.

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