Report: Queens Park Rangers set to send two players to the MLS

Steve McClaren poses for a photo, as he is officially unveiled as the Queens Park Rangers new manager at Loftus Road on May 21, 2018 in London, England.

American born duo Niko Hamalainen and Giles Phillips have struggled for game time in the Championship with QPR.

Niko Hamalainen of Queens Park Rangers holds off a challenge from Ollie Turton of Blackpool during the Carabao Cup Third Round match between Blackpool and Queens Park Rangers at Bloomfield...

Queens Park Rangers are set to bid farewell to two more players after the transfer window closed on Thursday night.

According to West London Sport, youngsters Niko Hamalainen and Giles Phillips have been lined up for loan moves to the MLS with a number of clubs understood to be interested. Who these teams are, however, remains a mystery at this stage.


Versatile midfielder Hamalainen is a fully fledged Finland international but was born in Florida. He joined QPR from FC Dallas in 2014 and has made three Championship appearances for the London club.

Phillips, meanwhile, arrived in the summer of 2017 after making his name across the Atlantic with Barrington, signing a three-year contract.

Giles Phillips of QPR during the Pre-Season Friendly between Staines Town and Queens Park Rangers at Wheatsheaf Park on July 13, 2018 in Staines, England.

First-team minutes have proved to be elusive for the duo since, however, and returning home for the next few months could prove to be a good decision.

QPR loaned out a number of other seldom-seen talents in the final hours of deadline day with playmaker Sean Goss (below) joining St Johnstone, Paul Smyth moving to Accrington Stanley and Ilias Chair signing a contract with lower league Stevenage.

Sean Goss of Queens Park Rangers is tackled by Alex Woodyard  during the Carabao Cup First Round match between Queens Park Rangers and Peterborough United at Loftus Road on August 14, 2018...

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