Les Ferdinand: QPR tried to sign Jiri Skalak before Brighton move

Les Ferdinand
Les Ferdinand returned to QPR as head of football operations in October 2014

QPR director of football Les Ferdinand has revealed the club missed out on Czech Republic forward Jiri Skalak, who recently signed for Brighton.

The 23-year-old joined the Seagulls from FK Mlada Boleslav for an undisclosed fee.

"We watched him and made an offer, but it was turned down," said Ferdinand.

"It was disappointing but we knew at the time he was likely to join another club. He's a good player and we would have liked him."

Skalak has scored six goals in 16 appearances this season and is available to make his Brighton debut in Friday's game at Brentford.