Swindon Town linked with QPR star

Andy Johnson (8 caps)Swindon Town are reportedly eyeing a loan move for former England striker Andrew Johnson, should their transfer embargo be lifted.

The 32-year-old QPR forward has spent the last six months on the sidelines after sustaining a anterior cruciate ligament injury playing against Chelsea in September.

The former Crystal Palace and Everton frontman was not named in QPR’s 25-man squad list in January, meaning he cannot play for the club until next season at the earliest.

However, he has returned to full training and so may well be sent out on loan in order to get some first-team action under his belt before the end of the campaign.

Swindon are currently operating under a transfer embargo following a recent takeover but are hopeful of having it lifted ahead of Thursday’s loan deadline.

The BBC are reporting that should they get the green light to sign players, Johnson is high on their shortlist as they seek to boost their chances of earning automatic promotion.

The Robins are currently in second place in League One, five points behind leaders Doncaster and only above Bournemouth and Brentford on goal difference.

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