Crewe Alexandra: QPR striker Rob Hulse could return to first club

Rob Hulse

QPR striker Rob Hulse could be in line for a return to his home town club Crewe Alexandra when his contract comes to an end at Loftus Road this summer.

The Crewe-born 33-year-old has spent much of the season on loan at Charlton, then at Championship rivals Millwall.

And Alex boss Steve Davis thinks he can do an even better job in League One.

"He's the type who would help us, I know him and he's a local lad," Crewe boss Steve Davis told BBC Radio Stoke. "He might be an option, who knows?"

Davis added: "I've not spoken to him, so I don't know what his contract situation is.

"He's not a young lad anymore and his career has been drifting around over the last two or three years but he knows the league, he's been in the Championship for a long time and he has that experience that would help the younger players."

The former West Bromwich Albion, Leeds United, Sheffield United and Derby County target man has scored just twice in 23 league appearances for QPR in three seasons.

But, after starting his career at Gresty Road, he scored 45 league goals in 116 games for Crewe until leaving for Albion 10 years ago.