Opinion: Queens Park Rangers should look to loan Obbi Oulare in January

Queens Park Rangers have had a dismal start to the 2018/19 Championship season, and despite picking up a win and a draw from their previous two Championship fixtures, are in desperate need of change at Loftus Road.

What’s the issue for Steve McClaren?

Steve McClaren’s side picked up points in the two matches prior to the international break, but having found the net on just three occasions this season, the lowest tally of all the 24 Championship sides, question marks have arisen over the current sides ability at Championship level.

QPR attempted to bolster their attacking arsenal in the summer transfer window with the acquisition of Burnley front man Nahki Williams and Brighton’s Tomer Hemed but it is yet to pay off.

Currently sat in 22nd place in the league table and in desperate need of points to avoid another relegation scrap, Queens Park Rangers should turn their attention to the transfer market in January.

Despite having made a number of attacking loan acquisitions over the summer break, perhaps taking a punt on a relatively unknown forward might just be the risk that helps save the Hoops from relegation.

Why Obbi Oulare?

Obbi Oulare, who signed for Watford in September 2015, has only featured three times for the Hornets but has the potential to be a top class striker.

With the likes of Andre Gray, Troy Deeney, Adalberto Peñaranda and Stefano Okaka all at Javi Gracia’s disposal this season, the 22-year-old was sent out on loan to Belgian top tier giants Standard Liege, but has previously enjoyed loan spells at Royal Antwerp, Zulte Waregem and Eredivisie team Willem II.

Watford players celebrate goal against Burnley in the Premier League

The 6”4’ centre forward could provide pace, power, youthfulness and a real eye for goal to the Queens Park Rangers squad – something that the Hoops are yet to display this season.

The Belgium U21 international deserves an opportunity to showcase his talent in the English second tier, and gain valuable first team experience in the Championship.