Taiwo given green light

Left-back could make QPR debut against Villa

Taye Taiwo: Hughes described the signing of the Nigerian as a 'fantastic coup'

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Queens Park Rangers have secured international clearance for Taye Taiwo and the defender could make his debut against Aston Villa.

The AC Milan left-back's loan move to Loftus Road was last Tuesday confirmed by the Premier League club and he is now in Mark Hughes' squad as the No.34.

QPR required a work permit for Nigerian Taiwo and that has been granted to mean he could on Wednesday feature at Villa Park.

Hughes has been a long admirer of the 26-year-old and was delighted to have completed the signing.

"I have known of him for a long time and admired him from afar," said the QPR boss at the time of the deal.

"To get him now is a fantastic coup and a real statement of intent that we can attract the quality of player that he is.

"He has got great ability, a good reputation in the game and a great personality."