An independent regulatory commission is to hear charges brought against QPR over the signing of Alejandro Faurlin at a hearing beginning on May 3.

The npower Championship leaders were last month charged with seven breaches of Football Association rules regarding third party ownership and payments to an unauthorised agent in relation to the signing of the Argentinian midfielder.

The club and chairman Gianni Paladini will contest the charges at the hearing, following which a decision is due on Friday, May 6 - one day before the final round of Championship fixtures.

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