Queens Park Rangers

Queens Park Rangers

Player News - Queens Park Rangers

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QPR's Charlie Austin is tipped to shine against West Brom in Week 17.

QPR’s talisman Charlie Austin was sorely missed for the Everton clash in Week Sixteen but the striker has now completed his suspension and will be looking to fire his side to another vital home win as fellow strugglers West Brom visit Loftus Road. Austin has eight goals for the season already and it is important to remember that he is the club’s designated penalty taker - always factor to consider when selecting your fantasy forward-line.
Dec 19 - 4:26 AM

QPR were well beaten on Monday night at Goodison Park but Bobby Zamora scored his first of the season in the 3-1 loss.

It would have been more romantic if Bobby Zamora's last kick for QPR or even as a professional had been the goal that put the Rs back in the Premier League and saved them from financial ruin. It didn't turn out that way and the injury-prone forward continued as a reserve this season and he finally scored his next goal late on in the 3-1 loss at Goodison Park. The victims of two deflected shots and a poor Robert Green cross QPR will remain in the relegation zone heading into Week 17 after climbing out briefly following Week 15.
Dec 15 - 4:55 PM

Charlie Austin propelled Queens Park Rangers to a 2-0 over Burnley before being sent off.

The QPR striker was very active today, assisting Leroy Fer to open up the scoring and then finishing a Mauricio Isla cross to make it 2-0. Just minutes later Austin was in trouble after getting his second yellow. The striker had just hit top form and will now have to miss QPR's next match but if you have him in season-long leagues, he is a must own. The win takes QPR out of the relegation zone but they are still fully engaged in the relegation battle.
Source: Sky Sports
Dec 6 - 12:01 PM

Charlie Austin was the match winner for QPR who moved off the bottom of the table by beating struggling Leicester.

It was a real thriller at Loftus Road but QPR ran out eventual winners thanks to the excellent Austin's winner 15 minutes from time. Leicester ended their five-game goal drought early on as Esteban Cambiasso swept in from the edge of the area to put the away side ahead, but Rangers forced an equalised via a Wes Morgan own goal, before midfielder Leroy Fer put them in front, smashing home from close range. Leicester's Jamie Vardy hit the bar before Jeffrey Schlupp levelled the scores at 2-2, but Austin's header won it for Harry Redknapp's men to move up to 18th. The Foxes drop to the foot of the table and desperately need a result soon to reverse an alarming slump.

Queens Park Rangers boss Harry Redknapp has confirmed Sandro will be out until early 2015 but admits the prognosis could’ve been a lot worse and the player is "lucky" his knee ligament damage was not worse.

Sandro collided with team-mate Yun Suk-Young early during the second half loss to Newcastle last weekend and the club feared the worse for the player who has been blighted by injury over the past 18 months. However a scan earlier this week confirmed the extent damage was only to the medial ligament and not the anterior cruciate as feared. His absence could pave the way for Jordon Mutch to return to the starting eleven having recovered from a recent hamstring problem – Rio Ferdinand is available again following his three game suspension while Adel Taarabt is still "way off fitness."
Nov 27 - 6:44 AM

Combined with a win by Burnley this afternoon, Queens Park Rangers 1-0 loss to Newcastle United sees them dead last in the Premier League.

Rangers have just 9 points through the first dozen gameweeks and it appears clear that whatever ideas Harry Redknapp has in mind clearly are not working. He has several players good enough to play in this league but there seems to be no direction in their attacking or defending. It will be an interesting transfer window for QPR. Unless they show signs of righting the ship by the end of the festival season, it may be time to hold a fire sale. Hosting Leicester next week, it could be do or die for Harry at Loftus Road.
Source: NBC Sports
Nov 22 - 12:23 PM

Queens Park Rangers turned in a gritty performance against defending champions Manchester City and were able to earn a worthy point in a 2-2 draw.

The point does not lift Rangers out of the relegation zone, but it should provide a positive lift for them going forward. There was a sense of continuity in their attack seldom seen so far this season, and Austin was the key figure. In a span of about 5 minutes, he scored a hat trick...problem was only the third one counted. One was offside and another was a bizarre double touch by Joe Hart that disallowed Austin's strike when Hart sent the ball right to him. Regardless, for fantasy managers, it was a clear statement that Austin can occasionally provide a decent budget option. QPR have a favorable schedule that takes them through the holidays and there are bound to be some productive inexpensive options to use in fantasy during that time.
Source: NBC Sports
Nov 8 - 3:01 PM

Harry Redknapp with have the luxury of a fully fit squad when Queens Park Rangers welcome the stuttering Manchester City to Loftus Road with the Hoops coach hoping to cash-in on the Citizens indifferent form which has seen them beaten three times in their last four outings.

Back into the fold come midfield duo Joey Barton and Jordon Mutch – the pair have struggled for the past month with niggling hamstring problems while Redknapp may also include Adel Taarabt who completed 90 minutes for the development team this week following illness, injury and his public spat with the manager. Bobby Zamora should partner Charlie Austin up top with the pair gelling well in recent games while defender Nedum Onuoha [hamstring] returns – Suk Young Yoon the player that could make way. A win on Saturday could lift Rangers out of the relegation zone ahead of the international break while defeat for City will add to already mounting pressure on Manual Pellegrini.
Nov 6 - 9:22 AM

Charlie Austin's 62nd minute equalizer vs Chelsea was one of the nicest goals of the weekend.

Although Austin's superb back heel finish to tie things up gave QPR fans something to cheer about, the day belonged to Chelsea. Austin's goal was literally the only shot on target for his side. With three goals and an assist in his last three games Austin remains one of the only bright spots on a team destined to be in the relegation zone for most of the season.
Nov 1 - 3:54 PM

QPR defender Rio Ferdinand has been suspended for three matches and fined £25,000 by the Football Association for comments he made on Twitter.

This isn't the first time Ferdinand has got himself in trouble via the medium of Twitter and it won't be the last. The ex-England man sent a tweet in reply to some criticism, which the FA deemed "abusive and/or indecent and/or insulting and/or improper", and has now been hit with a three match ban. This may not have too much impact on QPR, who have performed better since Ferdinand was dropped for Richard Dunne back in Week 8.
Source: BBC Sport
Oct 30 - 9:53 AM

Opportunities for goalkeeper Alex McCarthy have been limited since the summer signing arrived from Reading in August but the reserve stopper was afforded his first Premier League start against Liverpool in game week eight with Rob Green side-lined because of illness.

After a solid performance between the sticks Harry Redknapp was faced with a potential tricky decision on whether to stick with his number two keeper or revert back to Rob Green. However a training ground injury ruled Alex McCarthy [thigh] out of game against Aston Villa match paving the way for Rob Green to make a quick return having missed one match due to tonsillitis. During the interim period Brian Murphy is likely to take his place in the match-day squad.
Oct 30 - 8:26 AM

Harry Redknapp provided a team news update on Thursday ahead of Saturdays’ trip to Stamford Bridge with the Hoops expecting to retain the same squad which took three points in the victory over Aston Villa at Loftus Road on Monday Night Football.

Redknapp remains "hopeful" Joey Barton and Jordon Mutch [both hamstring] will return to training next week – meaning game week 11 is a realistic target - but the big news is that Adel Taarabt is back in contention following his recent public spat with the manager. Despite lacking match-fitness Redknapp "wouldn’t hesitate" to include the attacking midfielder and with a point to prove the player is worth some serious consideration over the coming weeks. Rio Ferdinand serves the first of a three game domestic ban while Nedum Onuoha [hamstring] and Alex McCarthy [thigh] remain out.
Source: Daily Mirror
Oct 30 - 7:58 AM

Charlie Austin scored a brace despite his team's inability to pass to secure a huge three home points.

QPR weren't very good but they scored against the run of play with two Charlie Austin goals to secure three points and get themselves out of 20th place. They still have big problems given the way they played but that can wait until tomorrow after celebrating a rare win.
Oct 27 - 6:17 PM

Harry Redknapp has a number of injury concerns ahead of Monday nights’ crucial Premier League game against Aston Villa at Loftus Road with up to six midfield players at risk of missing out.

Joey Barton and Jordon Mutch [both hamstring] are confirmed absentees while Sandro [groin] will face a late fitness test. Adel Taarabt won’t be considered although his well-documented fall out with Harry Redknapp is now water under the bridge with the player in line for a recall once he can prove his fitness. Alejandro Faurlin and Jermain Jenas are both long-term absentees with Niko Kranjcar becoming the latest player at risk of missing out. The Croatian was an unused substitute last weekend despite having a pain-killing injection [broken toe] but on Thursday the player was also struck down with the same bug which has affected a number of first team players including goalkeeper Rob Green. Nedum Onuoha [hamstring] and Rio Ferdinand [groin] will be assessed over the weekend.
Oct 25 - 5:41 PM

QPR forward Adel Taarabt has hit back at manager Harry Redknapp over claims that he is overweight and unfit to play.

Redknapp criticised Taarabt after QPR's defeat to Liverpool, claiming the midfielder was not named in his squad because he was "three-stone overweight", but Taarabt has refuted the claims in a scathing interview. The Morocco international stated that Redknapp does not regularly take training sessions, and slammed the way the QPR team was set up for matches, with no clear game-plan for the players to follow. Don't expect to see Taarabt back in the QPR squad any time soon.
Source: Sky Sports
Oct 21 - 4:32 AM



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