Report: QPR may consider re-signing Peter Crouch if Charlie Austin is sold

QPR are reportedly interested in Stoke City striker Peter Crouch.

According to the Daily Star, Queens Park Rangers could look to Stoke City's Peter Crouch as a potential replacement for Charlie Austin.

The R's are looking to move forward this season after a slow start under previous manager Chris Ramsey, and they have recorded two successive home draws under new boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink. 

One of the concerns for R's fans is that they could lose star striker Charlie Austin, who once again proved his worth to QPR by scoring twice to rescue a point against Brighton and Hove Albion on Tuesday night.

After the game, Austin told Sky Sports that he intends to stay at QPR until the end of the season, when his contract will expire. Even after those comments, interest is expected in January, and QPR should look to make contingency plans just in case Austin does leave earlier than expected.

With that in mind, the Daily Star report that QPR could make a move to hand Peter Crouch a shock return to Loftus Road, almost 15 years after he left the club.

Crouch, 34, has played just 46 minutes of Premier League action for Stoke this season, and with no starts to his name, it appears to be time for the giant 6ft 7in striker to leave the Britannia Stadium in search of first-team football.

Now, he's being linked with a third spell at QPR. Having initially spent time with the club as a youngster, Crouch returned to Loftus Road in 2000, spending just one year with the club before being lured to Portsmouth.

Now winding down his career, the former England international could be tempted by another stint as a QPR player - but much will depend on the future of Austin.

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