QPR begin summer clearout by releasing striker Jay Bothroyd
Bothroyd moved to Loftus Road in 2011 on a free transfer from Cardiff
Friday 21 June 2013
QPR have begun their summer clearout by releasing striker Jay Bothroyd.
The 31-year-old had 12 months remaining on his three-year contract but Rangers have taken up an option to release him after two.
Bothroyd moved to Loftus Road in 2011 on a free transfer from Cardiff but failed to impress in the Premier League, scoring just three goals in 25 appearances.
Rangers are desperate to trim their squad following relegation to the Championship and Bothroyd is the first of a host of players expected to leave.
He has been linked with Turkish clubs Fenerbahce and Besiktas.
A statement on the club's website said: "We would like to thank Jay for his contribution and wish him all the best for the future."
Latest in Sport
Manchester United transfer news: United given new hope in race for Juan Cuadrado as Barcelona talks stall
Arturo Vidal to Manchester United: Midfielder set to force through move to Louis van Gaal's Red Devils - reports
Manchester United transfer news: Mats Hummels, Daley Blind and Thomas Vermaelen on radar as Louis van Gaal reveals he still wants to sign defender
Liverpool transfer news: Brendan Rodgers plans more Anfield signings this summer
Chelsea transfer news: Jose Mourinho confirms Fernando Torres is staying at Stamford Bridge
- 1 Pope Francis issues top 10 tips for happiness
- 2 Disney heiress Abigail disowns her share of family profits in West Bank company
- 3 Now diplomacy has failed, boycotting Israel might be the only way we can protect the people of Gaza
- 4 Israel's propaganda machine is finally starting to misfire
- 5 Kelsey Grammer forgives the man who raped and murdered his sister in 1975
The secret report that helps Israel hide facts
Land for gas: Merkel and Putin discussed secret deal could end Ukraine crisis
Woman and two children killed by mob in riots over 'blasphemous' Facebook post in Pakistan
Richard Dawkins tweets: 'Date rape is bad, stranger rape is worse'
Putin is 'thuggish, dishonest and reckless', says British ambassador to US
Boozy, ignorant, intolerant, but very polite – Britain as others see us