Report: QPR winger Paul Smyth heading for Peterborough United move

Steve McClaren speaks with the media, as he is officially unveiled as the Queens Park Rangers new manager at Loftus Road on May 21, 2018 in London, England.

Paul Smyth has not made a Championship appearance since August and looks set to leave Queens Park Rangers for League One Posh in January.

Paul Smyth of QPR during the Sky Bet Championship match between Sheffield United and Queens Park Rangers at Bramall Lane on February 20, 2018 in Sheffield, England.

It seems that Queens Park Rangers are hoping to trim the fat from their squad in the January transfer window and Paul Smyth could be one of the first to go.

The 21-year-old winger has barely been seen in QPR colours this season and has not made a single Championship appearance since he was hauled off at half-time in a 2-1 home defeat to Sheffield United in August.

 

Smyth, who enjoyed a lively start to his Rs career after joining from Linfield in 2017, has been expected to leave on loan midway through his second season at Loftus Road.

And the Mirror (13 December, page 64) has now reported that the winger could be heading to Peterborough United, with Steve Evans’ side understood to be lining up a swoop for the Northern Ireland international.

Paul Smyth of QPR tackles with Scott Wootton of MK Dons during The Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Queens Park Rangers and Milton Keynes Dons at Loftus Road on January 6, 2018 in...

Peterborough are currently fourth in the League One table with promotion in their sights.

Smyth is unlikely to be the only QPR youngster on his way out of West London next month.

WLS have reported that Osman Kakay, Ilias Chair and former Manchester United youngster Sean Goss are also expected to leave on a temporary basis.

Northern Ireland's Paul Smyth (3R) celebrates scoring his team's second goal during the international friendly football match between Northern Ireland and South Korea at at Windsor Park in...

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