Queens Park Rangers

Queens Park Rangers

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Harry Redknapp could make the trip to St Marys’ on Saturday with up to seven first team midfielders missing from the squad that will face Southampton.

Jermaine Jenas and Alejandro Faurlin [both ACL] remain long-term absentees and the pair have been joined in recent weeks by Jordon Mutch and Joey Barton [both hamstring] who will continue to receive treatment. Sandro - who bizarrely injured his knee celebrating a goal in training - does have a chance but Adel Taarabt [ankle] is extremely doubtful - in addition to his injury there are also fitness concerns – while Croatian Kranjcar has picked up a knock and will have a late fitness test. Karl Henry could be in line for his first start of the season with Leroy Fer, Matt Phillips and Mauricio Isla pushing to be included.
Source: Daily Star
Sep 25 - 7:55 AM

Queens Park Rangers midfielder Sandro has suffered a fresh knee injury after sliding on his knees while celebrating a goal in training.

Sandro has a history of knee injuries that have ruled him out for long periods, and manager Harry Redknapp is furious with how the latest problem came about. "It was a stupid injury," said Redknapp. "He scored a goal in training and slid on his knee like a lot of players do. I don’t know why players do it. The pitch was bone dry so he skidded. His knee has gone bang into the turf." The injury kept Sandro out of the draw with Stoke in Week 5 and the midfielder is unlikely to be fit to face Southampton this weekend.
Source: Daily Mail
Sep 24 - 10:06 AM

Queens Park Rangers trailed twice but managed to respond with goals to stay level with Stoke City, the final equalizer scored by way of a superb free kick from Niko Kranjcar as the two sides played to a 2-2 draw.

Rangers looked their typical disorganized selves but managed to keep pace with the Potters thanks to some key set piece conversions. The first came when Steven Caulker headed home a Jordon Mutch corner, though it could be argued that Stoke were responsible for an own goal. The second came with just a few moments remaining as Kranjcar skillfully curled a free kick over the Stoke wall and into the top corner. Expect to see plenty of Kranjcar in Redknapp's XI for the near future, not only has he been on of the few bright spots for Rangers in the early going, but injuries in this game to Mutch and Joey Barton may leave Redknapp with few options in midfield.
Source: NBC Sports
Sep 20 - 9:45 AM

QPR's defensive struggles continue and it doesn't look to be getting any easier as the season continues.

QPR conceded four goals for the second time in four weeks which puts their season total at nine goals. Steven Caulker has been on the field for all of them. With three games against the Top 4 (currently) over the next six weeks, and five of their next seven against Top 10 teams (currently), it'd be a stretch recommending anyone on this team at this point in time. Although, a Week 5 matchup at home vs Stoke could be worth a shot. Still, the 15 percent of owners invested in Caulker is way too high at this point, especially with the fifth-highest price point of any defender in the game.
Sep 16 - 11:51 AM

Queens Park Rangers will be hoping the head injury suffered by Eduardo Vargas on Monday is not too serious and the Chilean will be fine for Saturday’s early kick-off against Stoke City at Loftus Road.

It took Vargas just 69 seconds to open his Rangers account last night as the Under-21 development side won against Millwall in a game which was meant to ensure the attacker was back up to speed following his late arrival post-World Cup. Having made his first team bow at Old Trafford a mere 27 hours prior Vargas looked bright and full of invention - his obvious talent could be the catalyst to kick start Harry Redknapps’ season - but moments before half-time the Napoli loanee was forced off after a clash of heads with reserve coach Steve Gallen confirming post-match "He's had a few stitches but fingers crossed he should be involved on Saturday."
Source: HITC Sport
Sep 16 - 7:06 AM

Queens Park Rangers were the first victims of a post-deadline day, beefed up Manchester United side, falling to the Red Devils 4-0 at Old Trafford.

Joey Barton's hamstring injury kept him out of today's squad and afforded Niko Kranjcar a chance to start in central midfield. Kranjcar may have had the best chance to score early in the second half, but David De Gea made a fine save to deny him. Rangers had the look of a team playing like they knew they were outmatched and the result was a fair reflection of their efforts. Redknapp will go back to the drawing board and plan for next week when Stoke City pay a visit to Loftus Road.
Source: NBC Sports
Sep 14 - 1:21 PM

Queens Park Rangers chairman Tony Fernandes is backing Adel Taarabt to be 'a surprise for many' in the Premier League this season.

While Fernandes may feel that Taarabt is ready to make a difference but it could be a while before we get to see him start in the Premier League. Manager Harry Redknapp revealed the midfielder reported back for pre-season training in bad shape after his loan spell at AC Milan and he has been limited to a Capital One Cup appearance so far this season. However, on his day Taarabt can be a match-winner and an extremely prolific fantasy performer, so we'll be monitoring his progress and fitness over the coming weeks and months.
Source: Sky Sports
Sep 4 - 4:32 AM

Queens Park Rangers have Niko Kranjcar for a second season on loan after an agreement was made with parent club Dynamo Kyiv.

Kranjcar was a successful loanee at Loftus Road last season, helping Harry Redknapp guide the club to promotion from the Championship. Of course, the two have a history going back to Redknapp's days at Tottenham. Speaking of Spurs, former teammate Sandro will be in midfield as well. Sandro's spot in midfield would appear fairly nailed on, then Joey Barton and Leroy Fer come into contention, so it may be difficult for Kranjcar to crack the starting lineup without someone dropping form or getting hurt.
Sep 1 - 6:40 PM

Queens Park Rangers added a key figure to their first team with the signing of Sandro on a three year deal, handing over £10million to Tottenham Hotspur for the transfer fee.

The Beast will be now be unleashed at Loftus Road, where he immediately upgrades the Rangers' midfield. He reunites with Harry Redknapp, who took the talented Brazilian under his wing when he broke into the Premier League in 2010. Sandro hasn't had a history of offering much in terms of fantasy appeal, but he will provide a presence in the middle that will open things up for other attacking-minded Rangers and their value looks to be on the upswing.
Source: Daily Mail
Sep 1 - 5:42 PM

Charlie Austin scored the only goal of the game as Queens Park Rangers grabbed their first points of the season.

Harry Redknapp's came into the game off the back of three straight defeats without scoring a goal, but Charlie Austin has finally given his manager something to smile about. Austin played as the main striker with Loic Remy excluded from squad prior to a move to Chelsea, and he scored from close-range following a corner on the stroke of half-time. Sunderland put the home side under plenty of pressure, but Rob Green deserves credit for a couple of remarkable saves to keep his side in the lead, and QPR are out of the relegation zone.
Source: BBC Sport
Aug 30 - 12:01 PM

Steven Caulker scored solid fantasy points in Week 2 despite QPR's 4-0 defeat at Tottenham.

One of the highest scoring defenders in Yahoo's game last season, Caulker is back in the Premier League with QPR and has picked up where he left off despite his side's poor start to the new campaign. Caulker grabbed 12 points against Spurs thanks to a host of passes intercepted and blocks, and he also had shot on target as he continues to look dangerous from set pieces in the opponent's box. The defender appears fixture proof, but you'll need to pay a premium to fit him in your fantasy side now, as his price has risen to £13million.
Aug 26 - 4:29 AM

Queens Park Rangers ran into a buzzsaw at White Hart Lane today as they were thoroughly beaten by Tottenham in a 4-0 final.

Well, Leroy Fer made his debut. That much can be said. Nevermind that he managed to pick up a caution and was subbed off rather early. It was just an awful day for QPR. Harry Redknapp's tactics were completely ineffective as his players were leaving Spurs wide open and providing little pressure on them. They had one decent attacking chance from Matt Phillips, but it sailed over the bar. Outside of Steven Caulker, who just racks up fantasy points regardless of how poor the team he plays for is, there is nothing attractive about their prospects right now. They need a guy like Mutch to start making some noise.
Source: NBC Sports
Aug 24 - 11:14 AM

Queens Park Rangers continue to add Premier League experienced players to their promoted side, now having signed Leroy Fer from Norwich City for three years at a reported £8m.

The move is a good one for QPR and Fer alike. Fer is too talented to spend a year in the Championship and Rangers were in need of an upgrade in central midfield. The addition spells the end for Alejandro Faurlin as a regular with Fer slotting straight in to partner the enigmatic Joey Barton in the middle. Fer has goals in him, he scored one for the Dutch as a substitute in his very limited pitch time at World Cup 2014.
Source: NBC Sports
Aug 20 - 1:40 PM

Queens Park Rangers goalkeeper Julio Cesar has flown to Portugal for talks with Benfica.

34-year-old Cesar was Brazil's number one at the World Cup, but he's being kept out of the QPR side by Rob Green, having not played a game for Rangers since April 2013. Reports suggest the keeper's wages are astronomically high and the hierarchy are keen to off-load him as quickly as possible to free up some salary funds for new acquisitions.
Source: Sky Sports
Aug 19 - 10:58 AM

Queens Park Rangers are hoping to complete a deal to sign Norwich City midfielder Leroy Fer for a fee of around £8m

Despite Norwich's relegation, Fer had a very decent debut season in the Premier League and he would be a good signing for any of the promoted clubs. QPR seem to be heading the list of suitors, with Redknapp desperate to add to his central midfield options before the transfer window closes.
Source: Sky Sports
Aug 18 - 5:23 AM



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