Santos's Hull move falls through
By Lewis Rutledge
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
QPR defender Georges Santos will not be joining Hull on loan.
Queens Park Rangers defender Georges Santos will not be joining Hull City this week, according to Tigers boss Peter Taylor.
Skysports.com exclusively revealed that Taylor was keen to sign the 35-year-old on loan, but the move has now fallen through ahead of Thursday's Football League loan deadline.
The defender will now stay at Loftus Road to provide cover for Matthew Rose, who is struggling to shake off an injury.
Santos, who is out of contract in the summer, has fallen out of favour at QPR since Gary Waddock took temporary charge, and is unlikely to be given many opportunities in the remaining games of the season unless Rose's injury is worse than initially feared.
"It's definitely not happening," said Taylor. "We've heard nothing so far and I'm not going to over-push things."
Taylor is looking forward to welcoming Andrew Dawson back into his side after the left back came through 90 minutes for the reserves unscathed. He had sat out the last two months with a broken foot.
"He's a very, very good player and we've missed him a lot," he explained.
"He's been very unfortunate this season, as he's been ruled out on two occasions for long spells.
"Left backs are hard to come by, but thankfully Alan Rogers has got himself fit and Damien Delaney has done a good job there for us, so we've got away with it."