QPR manager Mark Warburton last night reacted to the news that Dion Sanderson has signed for the club on loan from Wolves.
The 22-year-old has headed to Loftus Road, and is bidding to get regular minutes again after spending the first half of 2021/22 with Birmingham City.
Sanderson had enjoyed a productive spell with the Blues. He made 16 appearances for the Blues.
Earlier this month, Wolves decided to recall Sanderson.
The reason for that was to provide a bit more cover at the back. Romain Saiss was at AFCON, and still is.
And Willy Boly and Yerson Mosquera are both still injured. Although the pair should be back available again soon.
Sanderson didn’t end up playing during his few weeks back at Molineux.
In the end, Lage turned to Toti Gomes to feature against Southampton and Brentford.
The 23-year-old did really well, and seems like he could be sticking around with the first-team until the end of the season. He has definitely given officials something to think about.
The club have therefore felt comfortable to send Sanderson out on loan again. And it’s QPR who have won the race for the centre-half.
Last night, Warburton waxed lyrical about Sanderson.
He said (QPR official website): “I am really pleased we have been able to bring Dion in.
“He played against us earlier in the season at home and he showed his quality on the left side. More recently, he played against us for Birmingham in the away game and was very strong on the right.
“He is solid, quick, a good athlete and comfortable on the ball, so he was an immediate target for us.
“I am delighted to have him with us.”
Wolves have done right by Dion Sanderson, as youngster embarks on loan with QPR
Wolves have made the right decision sending Sanderson back out on loan.
He was doing great in the Championship before his recall.
Given the surprise emergence of Gomes as a potential first-team option for Lage, it is likely Sanderson would not have featured if kept.
QPR are chasing promotion to the Premier League. Being a part of a squad that is pushing for promotion to the English top-flight could be a good experience for Sanderson.