Charlie Austin belongs in the Premier League, even if QPR don't

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Queens Park Rangers have been struggling in the relegation zone all season. Horrific away form consisting of 13 losses out of 14 matches and losing their manager Harry Redknapp due to illness hasn't helped the cause.

One of the only positives to take from this very dull season for QPR may be their spearhead Charlie Austin's form, considering he is leading the line for a team that has performed so poorly, and doing quite a good job of it shows his quality.


Many plaudits this season have come for one Harry Kane, who undoubtedly has had a phenomenal season for Tottenham, coming from being an unused sub for the first part of the season to becoming a prolific first choice striker.

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However, with all the plaudits Kane is getting, why does Austin not get more? Well, he plays for a team at the foot of the table and he hasn't improved at the rate Kane has this season. Yet stats show that Austin is at the same level as Kane and he is doing it with lesser players around him.


So, can you imagine Harry Kane in the Championship? No. Neither should Charlie Austin be then. And if QPR do get relegated, which they are odds on to do so, what does the future hold for Austin?

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Unfortunately, he could quite possible stay at QPR, he has spent most of his career in lower leagues and if no one comes in to buy him his stay in the Premier League will be much to short lived. Aternatively, and when seeing reason there will be more than one club trying to sign Austin if QPR go down.

His contract runs out at the end of the 2015/16 season and he has held off contract talks with QPR until the summer, so he may be quite affordable for possible suitors come the end of the season.


It is not often you see such a prolific striker in one of the teams near the bottom of the table, however Austin has kicked 15 goals in 25 appearances this season, most players with this kind of record are playing for a top side with more creativity around them.

Surely if Austin can produce this kind of record for a team that lacks creativity and doesn't produce many chances, he would flourish in a team with more chances being created for him. It is always hard to predict where a player is going to make their next move, but the one thing is for sure, that if or when QPR go down, there will be more than one club vying for the Charlie Austins services.

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