AFC Bournemouth striker Jamal Lowe has moved on loan to Queens Park Rangers until the end of the season.
The Jamaican international will join up with the QPR squad immediately and could feature for the West London club against Reading this weekend.
Having signed from Swansea on deadline day in August 2021, Lowe has made 40 appearances for the Cherries scoring eight goals but has been limited to just four appearances this season.
Lowe’s rise from up the football pyramid has seen the former Portsmouth, Wigan and Swansea man play at every level of the professional game from League 2 up to the Premier League.
The 28-year-old will return to QPR, a club he played for at youth level and revealed to the QPR website why it didn’t work out all those years ago: “I was here when I was 14 but it didn’t transpire too well because Raheem Sterling was playing in a similar position and was two years younger than me.
“That closed my pathway here but hopefully we’ve gone full circle now and we can do something special. It feels good to be back and to try and do something here that I thought I was going to do many years ago.”
— QPR FC (@QPR) January 11, 2023
Despite the striker’s lack of game time at Vitality Stadium, he recognised the need to keep fit for when a club came in for his services.
He added: “Although I haven’t been playing that often, training has been really hard and I’ve been doing extra to keep on top of fitness. I knew this opportunity was coming at some stage – I wanted to be ready.”
Lowe’s time on the Dorset coast will be remembered fondly for fans. Despite being disappointed with the strikers departure, Craig Beazely of the UTCIAD Youtube channel recalled one moment that will stick with supporters forever.
Listen and watch to what he had to say in the video below: