Despite their best attempts, QPR have failed to sign Sheffield Wednesday’s Sam Winnall according to a report from West London Sport.

Winnall caused plenty of controversy when he moved from Barnsley to their South Yorkshire rivals Sheffield Wednesday in the January transfer window though he has had a mixed time at Hillsborough since. He has often struggled to break into the first team because of the amount of top quality strikers already at the club, a situation made worse when Jordan Rhodes signed for the club not long after Winnall did. Recently Winnall has also been given a squad ban after getting involved in a training ground scrap with Fernando Forestieri.

This gave QPR hope that they might have been able to sign Winnall with the promise of regular first team football being prominent in their attempts to bring him to Loftus Road. The R’s had always been hopeful of getting a striker into the club before the end of the transfer window and with Winnall looking like he might not be able to get back into the first team after the end of his squad ban, they thought they might be able to snap up the former Scunthorpe United man.

But Winnall will not be heading to West London this time. Despite QPR doing their best to try and get a deal done, it was not possible at this time and it now seems like no forward will be signing for them at this time. This means they will have to wait until January to get a new striker.

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