Fulham midfielder Stefan Johansen has joined Queens Park Rangers on loan for the remainder of the season.

The Norwegian international has not made a single first-team appearance this season having been left out of Scott Parker’s 25-man Premier League squad after the Whites had strengthened their midfield in the summer. Johansen had been vocal about his desire to play regular football and, having turned down approaches from Blackburn and Bristol City, has opted to make a short-term switch across west London.

The popular midfielder, a key part of Fulham’s two promotions from the Championship, has made 136 appearances and scored 21 goals since moving to Craven Cottage from Celtic for £2.5m in 2016. He will offer experience and energy to Mark Warburton’s midfield after Rangers lost the services of former Tottenham midfielder Tom Carroll, who is likely to miss three months after having surgery on an injured knee.

Johansen, who previously helped West Brom to the Championship play-offs when he was sent on loan to the Hawthorns in 2019, still has a further year to run on his Fulham contract. It is understood that there is no option to buy included within this loan deal.