8 Football League stars who could be worth Premier League punts in January

1. Charlie Austin (QPR)

Let’s kill the pretence and start with the obvious: Austin is a proven Premier League goalscorer (18 in 35 appearances last season) and it was a major shock when the August window shut with him still at Loftus Road. Manchester United and Chelsea were linked, QPR were prepared to sell but no club was willing to meet the initial £15m asking price, creating a £10m scramble on deadline day.

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