Striker Hitchcock joins on loan

Last updated : 10 January 2014 By Deano

The 21 year-old has just finished a loan stint at tomorrows opponents Crewe Alexandra, scoring 3 times in 6 appearances.

The loan agreement has the option for Hitchcock to extend his deal until the end of the season if the initial spell is successful.

Steve Evans told "We’ve always liked him and watched him playing in games, both behind closed doors and reserve games for QPR. I spoke to Harry Redknapp about him a while ago and although things didn’t work out at that time, we tracked him when he went to Crewe. He’s done well there, got a goal every two games in this division and was unlucky not to get more actually.

"He’s a young man whose movement is good, he’s very creative and he’ll get a goal and it’s a bit like Nouha Dicko where he’s been hiding away in the reserves, so hopefully he can have a big effect and we’ll build a good relationship together.”