Rangers still coveting Davies
By Tom Adams
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
QPR boss Ian Holloway has not given up of signing Andrew Davies.QPR boss Ian Holloway has not given up hope of signing Middlesbrough defender Andrew Davies on a permanent basis.
The stopper has enjoyed two separate loan spells at Loftus Road this season, and was the subject of an on-off permanent move before recently declaring his intention to prove himself at Boro.
A deal was agreed in February although Davies was initially reticent to agree personal terms, and was then recalled to The Riverside by Steve McClaren to counter growing injury worries.
Whilst Holloway is keen to bring in the 20-year-old, financial issues have threatened to scupper any potential deal and the QPR boss insists that he will also need the support of the Monaco based investors if he is to land the stopper.
"When we met the price for Davies in late February, it was because one of our investors thought Davies was a good player whom he would have liked to have owned for his company," said Holloway.
"He might have to come scouting with me in the future, because I don't think we have the money to buy Davies.
"But we might have a chance, it's a `suck-it-and-see' situation. If I can find quality players and get the investors to see them, I think they'll be able to do the deals."
In other news Rangers keeper Generoso Rossi will have to up his work rate if he is to continue his career at Loftus Road.
The Italian joined the Championship outfit in January although has failed to break into the first team due to a poor fitness level.
Whilst Holloway conceded that the former Palermo man had the ability to succeed, he reinforced his view that the player had to work a lot harder in training.
"Generoso has a lot of talent and a lot of experience," Holloway said.
"But he needs to train in the way I would expect my players to train.
"I think it's a different culture in Italy. His fitness levels are totally different to anything I've ever worked with - but he has an awful lot of ability."