R's eye Newby
By Simon Fudge
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The 24-year-old has been offered a new deal to remain at Gigg Lane next season but Loftus Road boss Ian Holloway seems prepared to try and land the hit-man on a free transfer.
With The Shakers suffering from financial uncertainty and QPR keen to make another push for promotion next season, the former Sheffield United man may fancy a move to the West London outfit instead of remaining in Division Three with player-manager Andy Preece's side.
Meanwhile, QPR club secretary Sheila Marson has played down any chances that midfielder Gareth Ainsworth will consider a move to Division One side Walsall.
The former Wimbledon and Cardiff City man was formally offered a deal to join The Saddlers on Monday but Marson has made it clear that Ainsworth will join The R's next month.
"He has agreed in writing to join and enjoyed a successful medical towards the end of last week," Marson told the club's official website.
"He is now due to go for an MRI scan on Wednesday and should all go as planned he will put pen-to-paper on July 1st.
"The signing cannot take place any sooner, as the player is contracted to Cardiff City until June 30th."