Hornets defender Gabriele Angella is set for a deadline day loan switch to Queens Park Rangers, the Watford Observer understands.

The 26-year-old is due in West London tomorrow morning to undergo a medical after the Hoops agreed a deal with the Golden Boys and personal terms with the Italian centre-back.

Angella, who joined Watford two years ago from Udinese, hasn’t featured in any of the Hornets’ four Premier League fixtures and wasn’t included in the match-day squad for Saturday’s defeat at Manchester City.

His only appearance this season came in the League Cup defeat at Preston North End last Tuesday.

While Angella, who signed a new five-year deal this summer, has struggled to break into Watford’s first-team during the current campaign, he made 36 appearances last season as the Hornets clinched promotion to the Premier League under the guidance of Slavisa Jokanovic.

In total, Angella has played 82 times for the Golden Boys and has scored an impressive 11 goals.