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QPR full-back Bradley Orr to Bristol City

QPR full-back Bradley Orr has reportedly been told by manager Mark Hughes that he has been put on the transfer list at Loftus Road.

This won’t come as a surprise to the player or fans of the club as the influx of new defensive options at Rangers have pushed Orr to the bottom of the pecking order.

Hughes has already signed Taye Taiwo and Nedum Onouha in the transfer window and Chris Samba from Blackburn could be announced within the next few days. This has left the back-up defensive options, such as Orr and Peter Ramage, surplus to requirements and both have been notified that they are to find new clubs.

Orr, 29, still has at least five or six years left in him in the professional game and has been attracting the attention of many Championship clubs. It has been rumoured that Reading, Southampton and Bristol City are monitoring the situation closely.

Unfortunately for Orr he hasn’t had any time on the pitch, in either first-team or reserve team games, to show scouts what he can do, but he does have contacts still at his former club City, who are rumouredto be keen on bringing back their former man.

The former Newcastle youngster made 232 appearances for the club in a richly successful six year period where he became a firm favourite with the City locals.

As Orr signed a four-year-contract with QPR in July 2010 he still has two years to run on his current deal, which means the Robins, or any potential buyer, will probably need to stump at around £500,000 to get their man.

 

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