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SWN view: Owls ace Jordan Rhodes unlikely to move to QPR after completed deal

Sheffield Wednesday striker Jordan Rhodes is seemingly now unlikely to move to Championship rivals Queens Park Rangers following Charlie Austin’s loan switch.

According to a report in The Sun last week, QPR were looking at a loan deal for Rhodes as they attempt to bolster their striker options this month.

The Hoops have started to slide in the Championship, picking up just four points from their last nine league games which has left them two points above the drop zone.

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Mark Warburton’s side have struggled for goals and they have begun to rectify that.

After the links to Rhodes, QPR have completed the loan signing of Charlie Austin from Premier League side West Bromwich Albion until the end of the season.

Austin returns to west London have enjoyed a previous spell at QPR which resulted in the club’s promotion to the top-flight via a playoff final win over Derby County in the 2013-14 campaign.

Austin certainly has goal scoring pedigree, netting 18 Premier League goals in 2014-15.

The 31-year-old’s move to QPR will seemingly put an end to the Rhodes speculation.

The Owls striker has struggled for game-time this season, starting just three league games.

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It just hasn’t happened to Rhodes in recent years. He looks a shadow of the striker who scored 73 goals in three successive Championship campaigns with Blackburn Rovers.

At 30, the Scotland international arguably needs a fresh start away from Hillsborough. His contract expires at the end of the season, and it’s unlikely Wednesday will keep him on.

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