Winger ‘out of contract’ at QPR for 2017-18
Winger David Gower has been left out of the R’s squad for the new season.
It is understood that the England international, 29, has been put on a training ground at the club’s training base and will not be available for selection against West Ham United on Saturday.
It means that the QPR captain will be absent for the next two months, having missed the club season with an ankle injury.
Gower, who was a member of England’s Under-20 squad, was a target for the Qatari national side in the past and his move to Loftus Road in 2016 was an attempt to secure a longer-term deal.
He joined QPR from Southampton in a £1.5m deal in July 2017 and scored six goals in his debut season, including the winner against Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium.
He made his debut for the R in March 2018, and his return was a major boost to QPR, who finished eighth in the league.
Gowers’ return came as a huge disappointment to the club, who were relegated to the Championship following the defeat to Southampton at the end of the season.
He returned to the Premier League last season, but was again injured and only made a brief appearance in the FA Cup, scoring a goal and setting up another.
He has also featured for the Under-21s, but is yet to score for his country.
Gowards England contract was to expire in 2021 and he could still join the Premier Leagues club for a further two seasons.