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Queens Park Rangers join race for out of favour Anthony Pilkington

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Queens Park Rangers are set to battle it out with Bolton Wanderers for the signature of out of favour Anthony Pilkington.

According to reports, both are keen to prize the versatile winger away from the Welsh Capital following a lack of minutes at the Bluebirds this season.

The Bluebirds confirmed the signing of Norwich City Yanic Wildschut, which could see the former Norwich City man fall further down the pecking order in South Wales.

And according to the paper additon of the Daily Star, both Queens Park rangers and Bolton Wanderers are keen to take the 29 year-old on a loan deal, with both teams already reportedly making approaches for Pilkington.

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Pilkington has struggled for first-team action under Neil Warnock this season, making just a solo Championship appearance, which could make the move even more viable for a move to take place in this January transfer window.

Since joining from Norwich City in 2014, the winger has gone on to play 96 games for the Bluebirds, scoring on 17 occasions.

His most memorable moment perhaps came last season as his wonder goal earnt the Bluebirds three points with a 3-2 win over Bristol City in the Severnside derby at Ashton Gate.

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But most of Pilkington’s appearances this season have come for the development team and a loan deal could well be the most likely outcome come the end of the transfer window.

His versatility could come in handy for both teams, given that they’re both near to the relegation zone and in need of bulking up their respective squads to move away from the bottom three.

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Ian Holloway will hope to use his magic in the transfer window to beat Bolton Wanderers to the transfer of Pilkington.

The Bluebirds have also been interested in Bolton Wanderers’ forward Gary Madine in this window, but is believed that pursuit has now ended after the Trotters manager confirmed that the 27 year-old will not be sold during this window.