QPR taking a close look at premier league star and Stoke City prospects star in the summer

QPR fielded four trialists against Hull City’s U21s, including Jack McDowell of Aston Villa and Ben Houston of Stoke City.
QPR are among the many clubs that have scouted a number of prospective new signings ahead of the summer transfer window.
Clubs throughout the EFL are deciding on the fate of their academy talents. Some will have already been informed of their fate, with the door now open for the fleeing starlets to go on trial elsewhere.

The Rs have fielded a number of trialists for their development team in recent weeks, and more new names have emerged for Tuesday’s match against Hull City U21s.

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As announced in the QPR Academy

X account, trialists Jake McDowell, Ben Houston, Harry Lee, and Kieran Morgan have all begun the tie.
Morgan’s trial with Tottenham Hotspur was already confirmed.

McDowell is an 18-year-old defender with Aston Villa, whereas Houston is now a goalkeeper for Stoke City. Another 18-year-old defender, Lee, appears to be from Brighton & Hove Albion.

Jack McDowell | AVFC
More on the radar.
Time will tell what decisions QPR make about their recent trialists and those still on the books in West London. However, the wide net they are casting and the number of starlets they are scouting imply that the academy will be busy this summer.

Of course, not all of these trialists will secure bargains at Loftus.

everything is, however, a fruitful strategy of recruitment, and when everything comes together, it can be particularly painful for the competing clubs that took the decision to release them. Youth recruiting and development is a game of tiny margins, and QPR has previously benefited from these moves.

It remains to be seen whether any of those on the radar can win deals and start earning money, but it would be surprising if they are the final trialists to appear for the development team between now and the summer.

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