Ryan Tunnicliffe celebrates scoring his sides fourth goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Bristol City and Fulham played at Ashton Gate Stadium, Bristol on 31st October 2015

QPR are one of a number of sides considering a January move for Fulham midfielder Ryan Tunnicliffe, according to a report in the Daily Mail this afternoon.

The 23 year-old combative midfielder has not featured for the first team since October and is eager to get more game time. Rangers’ boss Ian Holloway is eager to strengthen his midfield options in the new year but could face competition from a number of Championship sides. Fulham’s opponents on Boxing Day, Ipswich Town, and Preston North End are also reportedly interested in securing the former Manchester United man’s services and Fulham could be keen to strike a permanent deal with Tunnicliffe’s current contract expiring in the summer.

The industrious Tunnicliffe, who captained United’s youth team during his time at Old Trafford, has also attracted interest from north of the border with Glasgow Rangers boss Mark Warburton eyeing potential replacements for Joey Barton. Tunnicliffe has made 61 first-team appearances since signing for former Manchester United coach Rene Meulensteen alongside his ex-United team-mate Larnell Cole on transfer deadline day in January 2014, scoring two goals. He has also had loan spells with Wigan and Blackburn before reestablishing himself in the first team picture.

Tunnicliffe has found first-team football harder to come by this season, despite being impressive in Fulham’s opening night win over Newcastle. He has suffered from the emergence of new signings Stefan Johansen and Kevin McDonald and managed just ten appearances, the last of which was as a late substitute as the Whites came back from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 with Norwich City in October.