PAUL Smyth has announced his departure from Championship club Queens Park Rangers after four years at Loftus Road.

Smyth has had two separate loan spells at the Wham Stadium, re-signing in January where he scored three goals in 21 appearances. He also netted three times during a short stay in 2019, having also spent time with Wycombe Wanderers and Charlton Athletic in recent seasons.

The Northern Irishman was a popular figure at Stanley, and a hit with supporters, and the door is now open for a possible return on a permanent deal should John Coleman see him as a long-term option this summer.

“My time at QPR has come to an end. Raging. I didn’t get to show what I can actually do,” Smyth wrote on Instagram.

“Wish QPR all the best in the future.”

The 23-year-old made three appearances for the Rs at the start of the season before moving to Charlton, and then a mid-season switch to Stanley followed in January.

He has made two appearances for Northern Ireland, scoring on his senior debut against South Korea back in March 2018, and started his career in Ireland with Linfield.

Smyth scored twice in Rangers colours, but will now begin his search for a new club after becoming a free agent.

QPR enjoyed a fine second half of the season to finish ninth in the Championship under boss Mark Warburton.