QPR defender Furlong set for Swindon loan

QPR's Darnell Furlong in action

HITC Sport understands Queens Park Rangers defender is set for loan move.

QPR's Darnell Furlong in actionQPR's Darnell Furlong in action

Queens Park Rangers defender Darnell Furlong is being lined up for a loan move to Swindon Town, HITC Sport understands from sources close to the club.

Furlong enjoyed two loan spells away from Loftus Road last season at League Two level with Northampton Town and Cambridge United.

The 20-year-old spent two-month loan spell at Northampton Town at the start of last season, making 11 appearances for the Cobblers before spending the second half of last term at Cambridge where he made 21 appearances.

Furlong made his debut for QPR in the Premier League in 2014/15 season, making three appearances in the side after catching the eye in the club's under-21s.

The right-back, who is the son of former QPR striker Paul Furlong, is highly-regarded within the corridors of power at Loftus Road, but the club are happy to loan him so that he can get valuable first-team action to continue his development.

QPR's Darnell Furlong in action with Arsenal's Kieran GibbsQPR's Darnell Furlong in action with Arsenal's Kieran Gibbs

A number of clubs are understood to have made enquiries to take Furlong on loan this season, but Swindon have moved quickly to try and agree a deal for the defender.

Furlong ironically made his first appearance of the season for QPR in their EFL Cup win over Swindon Town on Tuesday and he is now set to make the move to the County Ground.

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