Derby County striker Chris Martin is a “likely target” for QPR for this summer, according to the Telegraph.

The Rams are looking to sell Martin over the coming months as they look to reduce their wage bill this summer after missing out on promotion to the Premier League.

QPR are set to appoint Steve McClaren as their manager and he knows Martin well from their time at Derby County together so could be keen on a reunion at Loftus Road.

The 29-year-old striker has fallen out of favour at the IPro Stadium and has spent the last two seasons out on loan. He spent the 2016/17 season at Fulham, where he scored 10 goals in 31 games. He has then spent the latter part of this campaign at Reading but only managed 2 goals for the Royals.

Martin is an experienced striker in the Championship and is a proven goal scorer at this level. He started his career and scored 34 goals in 117 games for the Canaries. He also had loan spells at Luton Town, Crystal Palace, Swindon Town and Derby during his time at Carrow Road.

Derby signed him on a permanent basis in 2013 on a free transfer. He scored 25 goals in his first season with the Rams, followed by 21 in his second and finally 14 in his last full campaign at the club before he was loaned out to Fulham and Reading.

Martin has got a decent goal scoring record in the Championship and would be a decent signing by QPR.


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