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1718 burnley nahki wells 02 500x500While Up the Clarets was having a short break in Athens, one of our players, Nahki Wells, has moved to QPR on loan for the remainder of the 2018/19 season.

Wells was one of two loan signings made by the beleagured Steve McClaren two days ago alongside Brighton striker Tomer Hemed.

McClaren took over from Ian Holloway in the summer but is still searching for his first point with all four league games, to date, ending in defeat. The club don’t appear to be in the best of health with a recent change of chairman coming after they’d been hit with a heavy FFP fine alongside chief exec Lee Hoos saying they will have to move out of Loftus Road to move forward.

Wells has been with Burnley for just under a year, signing on deadline day last August from Huddersfield for a fee believed to be around £5 million. He was injured at the time but came back to score a hat trick for the under-23s in the Premier League Cup against Colchester as he moved towards joining the first team.

He did get there, but hasn’t as yet started a game for us. He made his debut as a late substitute in the 3-0 home defeat against Spurs in December last year, coming on for Scott Arfield. It was the first of nine substitute appearances in the Premier League to add to one in the FA Cup. The last of them was on the final day of the season when he played the final ten minutes of the home game against Bournemouth.

There was a lot of speculation that he might move to Derby as part of the Matej Vydra deal. That didn’t materialise  and he’s now joined QPR and could make his debut today at home against Wigan.

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