QPR manager wants to keep Watson

01 December 2009 12:04
QPR manager Jim Magilton has confirmed that he would like to sign midfielder Ben Watson on a permanent deal.Watson, 24, is on loan at Loftus Road from Wigan until the end of December. [LNB]Magilton said: "I'd like to keep Ben at the club. If we can keep him until the end of the season or do a deal to sign him then I'd be delighted. [LNB]"It's something we'll leave to the money men. I definitely want him. He's a player I rate highly. He is energetic, keen and ambitious." [LNB]Rangers tried to sign Watson before he joined Wigan from Crystal Palace for £2m in January this year. [LNB]The former England Under-21 international made six Premier League starts for the Latics last season. [LNB]He fell out of favour following Roberto Martinez's appointment as manager and made one first-team appearance under the Spaniard before being loaned to QPR in September. [LNB]Watson has been a key player for the Championship club since captain Martin Rowlands was ruled out for the rest of the season with a knee injury.

Source: BBC_Sport