Bournemouth eye QPR hitman

Posted on Apr 30 2015 - 5:00pm by Gareth Hinton

Premier League new boys Bournemouth are reportedly lining up a bid for Queens Park Rangers striker Charlie Austin, as they prepare for their debut season in the top flight.

Barring a mathematical miracle, Bournemouth are a Premier League club for the very first time in their history. And it looks as though Eddie Howe’s side are wasting no time in preparing for the challenge that lies ahead.

Queens Park Rangers are well and truly embroiled in a relegation scrap, and Charlie Austin is set to play a pivotal role in QPR’s survival hopes.

Rangers travel to Anfield on Saturday, and boss Chris Ramsey has told Sky Sports that Austin is fully focused on the job, he said; “Charlie’s been fine – he’s training well,” he said. “We haven’t really spoken about him leaving the club and I’d hate to have that speculation hanging around with the task we’ve got ahead.

Ramsey added; “As far as we’re concerned Charlie’s a QPR player at the moment and he knows he has a duty to try and keep us in the division.”

The R’s are currently 19th in the Premier League table – four points off safety.