R's running rule over Hjelde
By James Pearson
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The Norwegian spent six seasons at The City Ground from 1997-2003 after joining from Rosenborg, before signing for Busan Icons last year.
Hjelde come on a second half substitute in The R's recent 1-1 draw against Scottish outfit Inverness Caledonian Thistle and has made an impression at the club.
Rangers boss Ian Holloway has been speaking to striker Jamie Cureton about the stopper as the pair played together in South Korea.
"He (Hjelde) made a very promising start and he clearly wants to play for us having made the effort to get himself up here," said Holloway to the club's official website.
"We know him because he played with Jamie Cureton at Busan and we'll see where we go from here."
Meanwhile, Derby have played down talk Lee Camp could join the Loftus Road outfit as they need the keeper along with Lee Grant, should Andy Oakes depart.
"I've told Andy Oakes that if a club came in and was going to be right for him, I would let him go because I've already got two very good keepers at my disposal," said Rams boss George Burley.
"Both Lee Grant and Lee Camp are England internationals at Under-21 and Under-20 levels respectively so it will be interesting to see which way the jersey will go this season."
Derby's director of football Murdo Mackay stated The R's have not spoken to the club regarding the young keeper's availability.
"We haven't had any formal contact, but it certainly wouldn't surprise us if QPR made an approach," said Mackay told the club's official website.