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Fulham midfielder Stefan Johansen is poised to join west London rivals Queens Park Rangers on loan for the remainder of the season.

The experienced Norwegian international, who was part of Fulham’s two promotion winning sides, is set to make the move to Shepherd’s Bush after Rangers moved quickly to recruit cover for Tom Carroll, who will be sidelinded for up to three months after undergoing knee surgery. Johansen, who was left out of Fulham’s 25-man Premier League squad, has not made a first-team appearance at Craven Cottage this term following the signings of Harrison Reed and Mario Lemina in the summer.

The tigerish midfielder has made 136 appearances and scored 21 goals since joining Fulham from Celtic for £2.5m in 2016. He has slipped down the pecking order despite making 33 league appearances as the Whites went up via the play-offs last year and has been vocal about his need to play regular football in order to extend his international career. He previously had a successful loan spell with West Brom, whom he helped to the Championship play-offs, after being left out of the Fulham side once they were promoted to the top flight in 2018.