QPR had looked comfortable during the first half of the season in midtable but the club form has nosedived in 2019. The Loftus Road outfit have experienced a poor run of nine defeats in 13 matches in thirteen league matches in 2019.
This poor run of form had begun to stoke discontent within the club as fans were getting worried about the club getting sucked into the relegation battle. QPR defender Geoff Cameron revealed that the club had to hold a team meeting after their last defeat to Rotherham at home.
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Chris Mepham finally revealed that he is being released by the club of Queens Park Rangers often referred to as QPR and currently he is a player of Premier League after he left the club of Brentford. While speaking in the month of March of last year, Chris Mepham, an international player of Welsh center-back finally recounted how he was rejected very cruelly by the QPR club of his lifetime dreams.
Mepham while interacting with the Guardian told them that “That club was my team of boyhood. The club had a personal meeting with me and in the meeting, they said ‘When we go on to sign someone, we only look at 1 thing which we might develop and try. But apparently, we cannot see anything with which we can work on with you as a player.” He added, “That it was very hard to hear those things.”
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Steve McClaren accepted that it was probably because of the move he made of replacing a playmaker with a forward when the Rangers were trailing by one goal that Hull was able to score another one and stretch their advantage to two goals and virtually ended the possibility of a Rangers’ victory.
The Rangers were taking on Hull at home and were desperate for a victory which didn’t seem to be visible anywhere in the distance when the scoreline was 2-1 in favor of Hull. An equalizer was the need of the hour and McClaren wanted to push for it. So he decided to change the formation and put in an extra player in the offensive line so that they could build pressure on the opposition defense, but as it turned out, they were caught on the counter attack and since they had one player less in the midfield, Hull were able to pierce through, resulting in another goal and the scoreline reaching 3-1 rather than 2-2. The margin eventually got reduced in the injury time with Freeman netting a second one for the hosts, but it was not enough to earn them any points.
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Millwall and QPR have joined to partner up with Prostate Cancer UK for the campaign of 2018/19. The clash of Wednesday marks the two clubs first meeting who has promised that this season they will unite to support the bid of charity to stop prostate cancer being a killer. The match will see the charity’s iconic ‘Man of Men’ take center stage. They will be on Rangers’ shorts, with Ground Construction Limited (GCL). They will be generously donating the sponsorship position to Prostate Cancer UK for the fixture.
Trevor Diviney, the Managing Director of Ground Construction Ltd was extremely happy to support Prostate Cancer, he said: “The fight against cancer is a tough one. This fight is a long and tough one. It requires huge efforts. So, Let’s all get together to give generously and help the battle, the fight against cancer.” Both the teams will be seen doing warm up wearing the T-shirts of the Prostate Cancer UK, and they will be engaged in raising awareness of the most-common cancer in men.
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It is reported that Queens Park Rangers is interested to sign Preston player Paul Huntington. The latter has one year remaining on his contract and is believed to be available for a price of £1m only. This will be a bargain concerning the talent and the experience that the defender possesses.
Queens Park Rangers manager Steve McLaren is keen to strengthen his team in order to mount a promotion push next season. This season they have been quite average defensively and will need some serious improvement if they want to climb up the table.
Steve McLaren said that there are some quality players in the squad and that they will need some quality additions in order to become stronger. He said that Paul Huntington is the kind of player that he is looking for and that he is sure that he will bring some much-needed steel at the back.
The manager said that there is plenty of work to be done and he wants to get his new players as early as possible so that he can start pre-season work.
However, it will all depend on how much Preston will be looking for the player. Queens Park Rangers do not have a big budget and may find it difficult to sign Huntington if Preston looks for a much higher fee.
Steve McLaren said that he is looking for at least 3 players in order to strengthen the team and he will be paying attention to players that are at the end of their contract. He said that he is aware that Queens Park Rangers is facing financial problems and that they do not have a big budget available.
He believes that there are some players available out there that can strengthen the team and this is what he will be looking to do.
Queens Park Rangers has celebrated the anniversary of the first match that they have played at Loftus Road with a 2-1 win over Ipswich.
Ipswich Town have managed to win four games out of their five opening games and were considered as the favorite for this one but unfortunately for them things did not go as planned. Since the start of play they were the second best team and it was Queens Park Rangers who deserved to win the game.
Queens Park Rangers started the match well and took control of the game and could have opened the scoring in the opening stage of the game but Conor Washington will see his long-range effort stopped by the Ipswich Town goalkeeper.
Washington will get another chance to open the score on a cross from Massimo Luongo but this time he will place his order wide of the post.
Just after this occasion, Freeman will have another chance to open the score for Queens Park Rangers but his shot will be kept out by the Ipswich Town goalkeeper.
After a period of dominance, Queens Park Rangers will open the scoring through Mackie just before half-time. This time the goalkeeper will not be able to do anything on a powerful strike.
Just after the break Queens Park Rangers will make it 2-0 with a sweet strike from 20 yards. Ipswich Town will fail to mount a serious comeback and it is only in the closing stage of the game that they could manage to score a goal to make it 2-1.
It was a little too late for them as Queens Park Rangers will defend well and control the game denying them opportunities to equalize. The Queens Park Rangers coach said that he is happy with the way his players have played and that they deserved to win this game.
Premier League new boys Huddersfield want Barnsley defender Andy Yiadom this summer.
Yiadom is a target for Queen Park Rangers (QPR) but The Terriers are keen on completing the deal for the player despite their first bid being thrown out.
Sky sources claim Huddersfield Town have made a second bid as they want to lure the player over other interested sides. The Terriersare keen on adding players this summer as they seek to impress in the top flight. They want the highly rated full back to join them in the league.
Yiadom joined Barnsley last term on a free transfer after his time at League Two side Barnet. He went on to make a strong impression in the international scene with his debut for Ghana at the 2017 African Cup of Nations. All these drove up interest in the player. He has a year left on his deal with Oakwell but he is rejecting any renewal as interests in him rise exponentially. He has featured for Hayes &Yeading and Braintree so he has the required experience as well.
If QPR want to get the player, they would have to deep dig as Huddersfield have the advantage. Barnsley want as much as £2 million for the player – a fee Huddersfield should easily meet.
QPR are reportedly battling to retain defender Steven Caulker amid Celtic interest. There are reports that the player and his reps have met with Brendan Rodgers over a possible deal this summer. The Scottish Premiership side want to boost their defensive ranks ahead of a challenging season to prove that they were no fluke last term.
A former Queen Park Rangers (QPR) and Fulham striker Andy Johnson has backed Everton star Aaron Lennon as he battles health issues.
Lennon is held by the police as there are concerns over his welfare, according to reports. Lennon was involved in an “incident” in Salford so he was hospitalized with the hope of assessing him.
“Police were called at around 4:35pm to reports of a concern for the welfare of a man on Eccles Old Road. Officers attended and a 30-year-old man was detained under Section 136 of the Mental Health Act and was taken to hospital for assessment,” the Greater Manchester Police said about the incident.
The player was criticized for his situation, with a national newspaper focusing on the wages the former Three Lions player was earning. People blasted the paper report for their stance. Johnson joined in, calling for an end to the stigma. He added that he would donate money to Mind Charity in Aaron Lennon’s name and raise awareness about mental health.
In other news, with the Mental Health Awareness Week set for May 8 to May 17, an academy coach of QPR, Manisha Tailor is drawing attention to it. Tailor says that football can help people overcome issues with their mental health as it creates a safe space for them to engage others.
“Football can boost those that struggle with mental health because it allows them to come into a safe environment, free of any judgement, and engage with other who they share similarities with,” she said Its Not Catenaccio.
She adds that there are social and physical benefits that football offers can be very helpful for everyone going through any phase of mental health issues.
Ian Holloway made his return to the Championship League club Queens Park Rangers on November 11 of 2016 and the English manager has recently stated that taking over the club was harder than what he originally believed.
The first match that Queens Park Rangers played since Ian Holloway completed his return to the club was back on November 19 of 2016 when they faced off with Norwich City and claimed a 2-1 triumph but from there on out things have been fairly underwhelming for the club as they went on to sustain 6 successive defeats.
“It’s a bigger job than I thought. The fact we haven’t come back within 18 months of going behind and that wouldn’t have been nice to witness that for my predecessors.We need to believe that if we go behind it’s not the end of the game. It could be experience, character, that’s not a nice feeling.After 12 minutes I see that stat in the back of my mind. What’s it like for them? The Championship is about how many you can score. Look at the goal-scorers and who is at the top of the table.”
This was the statement released by Ian Holloway after his team had lost against Brighton & Hove Albion on December 27 of 2016. It was the 6th consecutive defeat from Queens Park Rangers.
QPR are currently located in the lower section of the English League Championship as they are positioned at the 17th spot but are comfortably above the relegation zone which is probably one of the more important things to take into consideration.
Nonetheless, this is still a fairly dark and disappointing period of time for a club that was competing in the Premier League back in the season of 2014-15 and is now struggling just to survive in the 2nd tier English League Championship.
Queen Park Rangers would be hosting Aston Villa in the final game of 10 in 10 on Sunday at the Loftus Road Stadium.
QPR boss Ian Holloway will battle Steve Bruce in the game of tactics if he wants to end the team’s recent poor run. QPR have scored just three times in their past five matches, and they face a tough one when they play Villa.
On the other hand, Villa have turned around their fortunes since Bruce took over. Under former coach Roberto Di Matteo, Villa posted just one win in 11 matches before the former Chelsea boss was sacked.
Holloway would be desperate for victory, coupled with the home advantage but Villa remain a tough opponent. Jordan Cousins may not be available for the clash due to reported hamstring problems. Idrissa Sylla and Sebastian Polter are not yet fully recovered, Jack Robinson has problems with his hip, Steven Caulker with his hamstring and Jamie Mackie non-availability worsens the situation for Rangers.
Bruce does not have injury crisis to worry about except Nathan Baker who is sill sidelined with Groin injury. After the loss to Norwich, the team would be seriously motivated to get some points against QPR.
The game might not go down historically, considering that Villa have not defeated QPR for more then two decades now.
They have played a draw in three and lost four games in previous meetings. With the team on a high, that record is set to change. On the other hand, Holloway won only his first game on his return to the club against Norwich, but he has since supervised four losses. Moneybookers give Villa the edge in the Sky Bet Championship clash.