Stats: QPR bound Jordon Mutch vs Junior Hoilett - Who comes out on top?

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Jordon Mutch is set for a medical at Queens Park Rangers on Tuesday morning ahead of a £6 million move from Cardiff and can be a star at Loftus Road.

The 22-year-old midfielder is set to return to the Premier League with QPR, after impressing in the top flight with Cardiff last season, and will hope to build on a successful campaign last time out.

Mutch scored seven goals with five assists last time out, but could not prevent Cardiff from being relegated to the Championship after just one season in the Premier League.

However, his performances last year look to have earned him the chance to impress once again, and he will join Steven Caulker as the second Cardiff player to make the switch to Queens Park Rangers this summer if the deal goes through as expected tomorrow.

The playmaker will likely compete with Junior Hoilett for a role behind the striker this season, though the Englishman can also play slightly deeper in midfield, as well as on the left.

Hoilett played 38 times for the R's in the Championship last year and has been good during the club's pre-season campaign too, but Mutch's arrival will see healthy competition for the playmaker role.

  TeamPosAppsGoalsGoal AssistChance Created / appsTotal Scoring Att / appsShot Accuracy (%)Fwd Pass / appsMins
Jordon Mutch Cardiff MF 35 7 5 0.91 1.57 45 17.23 2,264
Junior Hoilett QPR MF 38 4 5 1.16 1.95 29 10.95 2,386

Hoilett scored three goals less than Mutch last season but picked up the same amount of assists in three more appearances.

The Canadian was playing against weaker opposition in the second-tier of English football and was able to create more chances per game than Mutch as well as having more shots per appearance too.

However Mutch was more efficient with the ball, and this will make him a vital part of Harry Redknapp's side in the upcoming season.

The former Birmingham playmaker made 17.23 forward passes per game and was able to send 45% of his shots on target as he shone for the Bluebirds.

Both players will be important for QPR this season, though Mutch played in the division last season and will hope to shine once again with a return to London, after he enjoyed a loan spell with Watford in the 2010/11 season.

He is the type of player that will get fans on their feet when he picks up the ball, and at just 22-years-old he has plenty of time to continue to develop his game.

His tendency to carve out opportunities for others and get shots away with his direct style of play will serve the R's well and he will hope to score goals that can keep them in the Premier League come May.

Will Jordon Mutch be a star at Queens Park Rangers?

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