According to West London Sport, Queens Park Rangers are likely to confirm the acquisition of right-back Reggie Cannon today.
The US international has been without a club since leaving Portuguese club Boavista in the summer due to a wage disagreement, and QPR manager Gareth Southgate is eager to strengthen his back line after allowing 12 goals in their first seven games of the season.
The defender joined Boavista from MLS team FC Dallas in 2020, making 89 appearances over three seasons before leaving in June. According to the article, the dispute over his salaries appears to have been settled, allowing him to join another club.
Last night, Lyndon Dykes saved a point in added time against Swansea City, ending a run of five consecutive defeats in all competitions. Josh Ginnelly had given the Welsh side an early first-half lead. Ainsworth’s team has moved up to 19th in the Championship, though both Stoke City and Rotherham United might climb above them tonight.
The former Wycombe manager will be hoping that Cannon’s arrival will give the side a boost ahead of Friday’s visit to high-flying Birmingham City, despite the Blues losing their past two games and dropping to seventh as a result.
Gareth Southgate’s fairytale return to QPR – where he enjoyed success as a player – has not yet gone to plan and he will be hoping to steady the ship before he finds himself out of a job. His legend status at Loftus Road will buy him some time, but he will know that results need to improve quickly.
The signing of Reggie Cannon should give the squad a lift and bolster the leaky defence, but the US international is unproven in the English league and there are no guarantees that he will be able to adapt to life in the physical Championship. It will be interesting to see if he is thrust straight into action on Friday night, having not played a competitive fixture since May