Michael Beale responds to Cameron Archer links in first QPR press conference following Aston Villa move

Michael Beale sat down for his first QPR press conference today following his exit from Aston Villa.

Former Aston Villa manager Michael Beale says he’s ‘not guaranteed favours from anyone’ amid talk linking some of Villa’s brightest young talents, including Cameron Archer, to QPR this summer.

Beale, who left Villa Park after being offered his first first team management job at Loftus Road last month has unsurprisingly been linked with loan moves for a number of Villa’s fringe and younger players including Jaden Philogene-Bidace and Archer.

There were some reports stating that the Hoops would be given first choice on a number of the younger players too as Steven Gerrard looks to send them out to a man he trusts, though Beale claims that that would not be the case.

The 41-year-old did however hold a wry smile when asked about a potential move for young hot-shot Archer whose value appears to be increasing by the week.

“I’ve seen a little bit about that! I’m not guaranteed any favours from anyone,” Beale said

“In football, everyone has to do what’s right for their young players. Aston Villa have some very talented young players, so do the other clubs I’ve worked with.

“It’s important that we have players here who are invested in our future - so if players we look to bring in on loan, is there an option they can stay here longer term?

“QPR is not going to be a holding ground for other young players to develop. We will use the loan market if and when needed.”

The R’s will face a huge battle to land Archer this summer if Villa do allow the young striker to leave with Preston North End director Peter Risdale claiming earlier in June that they would ‘match any bid’ a rival makes for the 20-year-old.

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