Charlie Austin in no rush to leave QPR - ex-manager Neil Warnock

Former Queens Park Rangers manager Neil Warnock does not believe striker Charlie Austin is in a "rush" to leave the club.

Austin, 26, has been linked with a return to the Premier League during the January transfer window, with Bournemouth and Sunderland both reported suitors.

Warnock, who has managed QPR in two separate stints, told BBC Radio Wales Sport: "They probably should have sold him in the summer. I think they would sell him now.

"I don't think Charlie is in a rush to go anywhere as he becomes a free agent in the summer.

"If he doesn't think it is the right move, I think he'll stay put until the summer when a lot of clubs will want him in the squad. He won't rush into anything."

Austin signed for QPR from Burnley in 2013 and has since scored 45 goals in 82 league appearances.