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Warburton Delighted By Bonne's Town Start But Cool on Recall Talk
Tuesday, 21st Sep 2021 10:39

QPR manager Mark Warburton says he’s delighted for Macauley Bonne that he’s made such an impressive start to his loan spell with the Blues but says recalling the 25-year-old in January isn’t currently in his plans, although hasn't ruled out doing so.

The Ipswich-born striker has netted five goals since joining the club on a season-long loan, four in his last three games, having bagged only four in the whole of 2020/21 with the Hoops.

The Zimbabwe international is currently the joint-second top scorer in League One but the most clinical having scored one goal for every 79 minutes of League One football he has played.

QPR can recall Bonne in January, as Town would have been able to send him back had the spell not worked out, but Warburton says he has plenty of other options.

“We’ll see how we go,” he told West London Sport, “I don’t think anyone would say that Lyndon Dykes, Charlie Austin, Andre Gray and Chris Willock are bad options to have.

“Players need to play. If Macca was here today, for example, and comes off the bench alongside Charlie, Andre or Lyndon, does he benefit more from being out on loan and playing or by sitting on the bench in the Championship?

“His job is to go out and score goals and he’s doing that, I’m delighted to see him doing that. That’s the idea of a good loan. He goes out and gets pitch time, gets opportunities, and he takes them.

“Every time you move up, it’s a different level, so that was the idea of the loan. I’m happy with the loan and delighted for him. Hopefully he carries on going.”

Bonne joined QPR from Charlton for £2 million in October 2020, signing a three-year deal with the Loftus Road club having an option to keep him for a further season.


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BlueBlood90 added 10:42 - Sep 21
I'd love nothing more than to see him stay permanently in January. However you can't help but think he's becoming more and more out of our price range with every goal he scores.
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OwainG1992 added 10:46 - Sep 21
If we had Marcus Evans in charge then yes we wouldn't get him permanently.
We are not in that regime any more.
If we go up we will most certainly be able to afford him.
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JewellintheTown added 10:49 - Sep 21
On current form I'd want him to stay, definitely, but very much dependant on what Bonne wants and how he's playing at Christmas. Will he want to move here? Would seem he's happy here so far.
As we've experienced, if a players not happy at a parent club or wants a transfer then they need to get rid. Only problem would be he'd potentially be on the open market for higher offers unless we could do a deal with QPR. Then again, if Bonne didn't want to move to that higher offer club then he could dig his heels in.
If we can keep him sweet and he wants to move here permanently, then who knows what coup we could pull for a permanent deal.
I'm sure behind the scenes conversations have or will be happening over this soon anyway.
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FramlinghamBlue added 10:53 - Sep 21
Why wouldn’t he be on our price range? The rules in EFL are about salty as a %age of turnover not transfer fees?
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Cakeman added 10:55 - Sep 21
If he continues to score as he is I’m sure QPR would recall him. By January Macauley could have rattled up fifteen or more goals.
They would love to have an in form striker I’m sure. We would do the same I would have thought.
At the moment we don’t have an up and running replacement either as Joe Pigott and James Norwood haven’t been playing much.
I think we need to try and buy him in January. His love of Ipswich must be a huge advantage.
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blues1 added 11:04 - Sep 21
Frzmlingham blue. Bcse simply we are very close to the 60% of income on wages already. And would be surprised if we could offer him what hed want. Then again, who knows. Others have taken pay cuts to sign. So maybe would. May have to get rid of some1 to bring him in tho. Snd not sure if buying him in january is even an option to be honest.
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ipswich134 added 11:10 - Sep 21
We have plenty options . While we might lose him, we must always have plan B or even C.
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Fenland_Blue added 11:12 - Sep 21
blues1 I can see us having another little clear out in January, with Jackson, Nolan and big Toto and perhaps even Norwood being sold.
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ThaiBlue added 11:25 - Sep 21
Cant see him going back to qpr in january as wharburton says hes got enough options up front in his team,will be good for us.
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Mediocre_Quick added 11:30 - Sep 21
Ipswich134 - Other options? You mean Piggott who only has 1 goal to his name and has looked underwhelming whenever he's played? Jackson looks like a lost cause and will most likely make way in January, or next summer, Norwood has looked okay, but not the goal threat he once was

Ideally, we'd sign him on a perm in January, home town boy, playing for his home town club, it's fairytale stuff, but it's working out quite nicely
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Bazza8564 added 11:40 - Sep 21
Our capital outlay on players thus far has mostly been covered by the seven figure sums for Downes, Dozzell and (very nearly 1m) for Gibbs.

I just cant see the management team wanting to run any risk of losing MB and I suspect a bid of £2m or thereabouts would be very tempting for QPR who will be looking for more quality in the second half of the season to push the towards the prem. Unless there are wages issues (and yes I agree we will most likely have another clear out in January) its pretty clear the lad wants to be here.

Oh, and Ashton pretty much always gets his man!
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kuyski added 11:57 - Sep 21
QPR have scored 16 goals already (2nd best in champ L),but GA 12 goals after 8 games,I think they need CDM or CB more than CF in JAN.
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dyersdream added 12:13 - Sep 21
Money is no object to us being the 4 th richest club in uk , it’s the wages with Ffp that would stop us
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Linkboy13 added 13:36 - Sep 21
Would be a major blow to lose him in January. Job to see where else the goals will come from. Pigott is a big striker but lacks aggression and doesn't look that interested to me. Norwood can score goals but is never going to stay fit for more than one or two games. Jackson is obviously not wanted at Portman road and lacks the physical aggression of Bonne to play up front on his own. This is possibly an area where we might be a bit weak.
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ITFCOYB added 13:37 - Sep 21
I think league position in January might play a factor here - if we're there or thereabouts, perhaps a permanent deal would be possible then - certainly a cheeky bid would seem worthwhile. But i suspect that even in that scenario the loan will go to the end of the season as he'd probably be worth a punt for a championship team at the end of the campaign (assuming he keeps up his form) even if he has no likely route back into plans at Loftus Road.
In that (more likely) scenario, if we're heading to the Champ and he's still playing well, then i think he signs, and if we miss out, then he'd certainly consider the option of a Champ team. In that scenario, again, assuming he's carried on scoring, then his love and support of the club might keep us in with a shout of keeping him? We can but hope!
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Steve_ITFC_Sweden added 13:44 - Sep 21
No, he's rubbish, Warburton. You're lucky to have got rid of him. No point at all in calling him back. Might as well sell him for what you can get.
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ringwoodblue added 13:48 - Sep 21
Dyersdream - 4th richest club in the UK? Where did you get that from?

I would move heaven and earth to sign Bonne permanently in Jan. He shows a love and passion for the club that has been sadly lacking in recent years plus he is scoring goals which we really need if we are going to challenge for promotion.
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BaddowBlue1 added 13:50 - Sep 21
With the strikers they already have at QPR he is well down the pecking order and potentially on the way out at some stage. What better way to bump up the price for any interested parties looking to pick him up in January.
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FramlinghamBlue added 14:01 - Sep 21
@blues1 were already paying at least part of his wages and to be fair we have no idea how much room we have in that 60%.
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BurleysGloryDays added 14:45 - Sep 21
A local Suffolk boy, playing for his boyhood club, scoring goals for fun in a team promising to only really get better and better...

It's rare in the last 20 years can we say we've had a player playing for the badge and loving every minute.

Great shout to get him in by management, and there's not often much room for sentiment in football - but here, he has a platform to be something bigger and mean something more to a fanbase that will love him back and more.

Hopefully he'll stay in January, and next summer...

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aas1010 added 16:28 - Sep 21
Think mark ashton better get some sort off deal in and bring this hungry local lad in , in January time 👍
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not_a_witty_name added 16:31 - Sep 21
Reminds me of Mark Noble, not in the manager's plan until he comes here on loan and does fantastically well.
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dirtydingusmagee added 17:57 - Sep 21
good, we really want to be securing this lad at earliest possibility.
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TrueBlueSince72 added 18:35 - Sep 21
I must admit I was not particularly excited about MB when he joined us in the summer and thought that Joe Piggott was going to be much more important to us....... he's definitely proving me wrong so far. Keep it going MB and hopefully JP can make an impact at some point too.
Onwards and upwards - COYB
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SpiritOfJohn added 18:47 - Sep 21
Macauley Bonne has made a great start to his loan spell, and if his current form continues we will do very well to keep him. However, it would be bizarre to write off Joe Piggot - he offers something different to Bonne and has scored 2 goals in 4 games.
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