Warnock aims to add new recruits during QPR Italian stay

QPR manager Neil Warnock hopes to run the rule over several potential new recruits at the club’s Italian training camp over the next 6 days, which will also be attended by Danny Gabbidon who has agreed to join the ‘Super Hoops’ on a 12-month contract.

Following the acquisition of ex-Wales International Gabbidon, Warnock is keen on continuing to strengthen his defensive options, with a move for 24-year old Brazilian centre-back Bruno Perone potentially in the pipeline, according to the Daily Mail. Perone is currently on the books at Brazilian-based side Tombense but spent the opening few months of 2011 on loan at Spanish 2nd Division side Xerez, where he managed only one first team appearance. However having impressed as a 2nd half substitute for QPR against Plymouth in a testimonial for the Pilgrims’ Romain Larrieu last week, Perone will have the chance during QPR’s Italian tour, to convince Warnock he is worthy of a contract.

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Another trialist who featured in that testimonial at Home Park was Danny Webber who has also travelled with the QPR squad to Italy, as has former Ipswich goalkeeper Brian Murphy. Warnock previously managed Webber at Sheffield United and has already handed the former Portsmouth striker several outings in QPR’s pre-season games, as he contemplates whether to offer his former charge another crack at the Premier League.

Warnock is also endeavouring to progress towards the signing of Blackpool’s DJ Campbell. The QPR boss hopes to have the striker flown out to the club’s Italian training camp over the coming days to agree personal terms on a £1.25m move to Loftus Road. One more player QPR are currently being linked with is Campbell’s Blackpool team-mate Jason Puncheon, a player the Daily Mail claim is also attracting interest from West Ham.

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