Rodney Marsh says Queens Park Rangers striker Charlie Austin is wasted in the Championship

Queens Park Rangers striker Charlie Austin has netted seven goals in 12 matches this season.

Rodney Marsh has tweeted that Queens Park Rangers striker Charlie Austin is wasted while playing Championship football.

Austin decided to stick with QPR during the summer transfer window, despite Premier League interest, and he was largely commended for his loyalty.

However, Marsh claims that Austin should be playing Premier League football, as that is a level better suited to a player of his quality.

Austin scored 18 times in 35 Premier League matches last term, as he proved that he could hit the back of the net on a regular basis in England’s top-flight.

This goalscoring form led to the likes of Newcastle United and Sunderland attempting to sign him, according to the Chronicle, but no deal was completed.

QPR are determined to keep hold of the clinical front-man but, as reported by the Daily Mirror on Wednesday, they have lowered their asking price for Austin ahead of the January transfer window.

Austin has netted seven times in 12 matches at Championship level this season and looks to be one of the favourites to claim the Golden Boot, if he does stay at Loftus Road for the duration of the campaign.

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