QPR boss Mark Warburton comments on Jake Bidwell exit

Nottingham Forest manager Mark Warburton during the Sky Bet Championship  match between Derby County and Nottingham Forest at the Pride Park Stadium on October 15, 2017 in Derby, England.

Queens Park Rangers have released Jake Bidwell.

Mark Warbuton, Manager of Nottingham Forest during the Sky Bet Championship match between Bristol City and Nottingham Forest at Ashton Gate on December 16, 2017 in Bristol, England.

Queens Park Rangers manager Mark Warburton has given his take on talkSPORT on the decision to release Jake Bidwell.

Bidwell had been on the books of QPR since 2016, but Rangers have decided not to hand the 26-year-old defender a new contract.

The former England Under-19 international is now a free agent, and one suspects that he will not be short of offers given his extensive experience in the Championship.

According to WhoScored, the left-back made 40 appearances in the Championship this season, providing four assists in the process.

Warburton, who was recently appointed as the QPR manager and worked with the former Everton prospect at Brentford, and he has give his take on the decision to release the left-back.

Warburton told talkSPORT: “Jake knows what I think of him and how much I value him as a player and a person. He’s a real asset, on and off the field.

“Sometimes you have to make tough decisions, and sadly with Jake and a couple of others they’ve had to move on.”

Jake Bidwell of QPR runs with the ball during the Sky Bet Championship match between Queens Park Rangers and Rotherham United at Loftus Road on March 13, 2019 in London, England.

Tough campaign ahead

QPR endured a disappointing season in 2018-19, and there were occasions when it appeared that the London club could get relegated to League One.

It is unlikely that Rangers will challenge for the Championship playoffs next season, but with Warburton in charge, the team should be aiming for a comfortable mid-table finish.

Jake Bidwell of Queens Park Rangers reacts after the final whistle having lost 2-3 during the Sky Bet Championship match between Queens Park Rangers and West Bromwich Albion at Loftus Road...

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