Player News - Queens Park Rangers

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West Brom will reportedly come back around with another bid for Queens Park Rangers winger Matt Phillips this summer.

The Baggies came close to signing the winger last summer as well as in the winter transfer window, but Queens Park Rangers was reportedly looking for a fee in the £10 million range. Phillips put together a fine second half in 2015 when the Hoops were relegated, with three goals and eight assists in 20 starting appearances. But with only a year left on his contract, Tony Pulis is keen to make a return bid for a lower fee. Meanwhile, West Brom will let midfielder Sandro return to QPR following his loan with the Brazilian linked with a free transfer to Portugal.
Jun 11 - 6:12 AM

Crystal Palace is prepared to make Steven Caulker its first signing of the summer with a £6.5million move lined up.

The Eagles have reportedly opened talks with Queens Park Rangers over a summer transfer after the Hoops spent £8million to prise Caulker from Cardiff City in 2014, only to be relegated the very next season. The 24-year-old spent the first half of last season on loan with Southampton before moving on loan to Liverpool, only managing to earn one Premier League start last season. Alan Pardew is said to be looking at defensive options to pair with Scott Dann with Adrian Mariappa and Brede Hangeland out of contract and an aging Damien Delaney on a one-year deal.
Source: The Guardian
May 27 - 2:02 PM

Steven Caulker failed a late fitness test for Liverpool ahead of their FA Cup replay with West Ham United and was kept out of the squad on matchday with a back problem.

Brought in on loan last month from Queens Park Rangers, Caulker was thought to be able to assist Jurgen Klopp with the injuries he has at the center back position. Now Caulker joins the list with Martin Skrtel, who is certain to miss at least a couple more weeks, and Dejan Lovren, who is looking to return from a leg cramp that saw him leave just 11 minutes into the Reds draw against Sunderland in Week 25. Caulker has made just three appearances in league play that have totaled five minutes in pitch time in his return to Anfield, hardly making him any sort of fantasy prospect. It appears Kolo Toure is firmly ahead of him in the pecking order, so we may not even see Caulker make the bench very often when the likes of Skrtel, Lovren and Mamadou Sakho are all fit.

Queens Park Rangers have announced that Steven Caulker's loan to Southampton has been terminated and he will be loaned to Liverpool with immediate effect making him eligible for Week 21 against Arsenal.

Liverpool are struggling mightily with injuries all over the park with center back particularly hard hit. Jurgen Klopp has moved quickly to address the need with a loan move for QPR center back Steven Caulker. Caulker spent the first half of the season as a largely unused loanee at St. Mary's after Virgil Van Dijk arrived from Celtic. He will certainly get his chance at Anfield with Martin Skrtel, Dejan Lovren, Mamadou Sakho and Kolo Toure all struggling with injuries currently. Sakho and Toure could return against Arsenal as well so don't pen Caulker into the starting group just yet.
Source: espnfc.com
Jan 12 - 10:10 AM

Steven Caulker has returned to Southampton's squad after battling a sinus infection last week.

It's unknown what Southampton's back line will look like with Ryan Bertrand possibly coming back and new signing Virgil Van Dijk making a push towards regular playing time. We would avoid Caulker in week seven in an attempt to try and see where Southampton's defense ends up and if he starts, he can be used in week eight.
Thu, Sep 24, 2015 07:41:00 PM

Steven Caulker has been ruled out for this weekend's match due to a sinus infection.

Caulker didn't start last weekend's match but is trying to gain a spot in the Southampton rotation and his sinuses are slowing him down. Maya Yoshida and Jose Fonte are expected to start once again in the middle for Southampton and Caulker may have a chance to come into the starting XI for week three.
Fri, Aug 14, 2015 07:13:00 PM

Joey Barton will not be joining West Ham after weeks of speculation.

The midfielder confirmed that he won't be joining the Hammers after holding further talks with Slaven Bilic. The news was also confirmed by Hammers co-chairman David Gold, so it seems the move is definitely off. There is no certainly that Barton will join a Premier League team so we recommend not touching him in any fantasy formats.
Source: Sky Sports
Wed, Aug 12, 2015 06:34:00 PM

Joey Barton will reportedly hold more talks with West Ham United after undergoing a medical on Tuesday.

Barton is seeking assurances from the Hammers and the 32-year-old will hold further talks with boss Slaven Bilic today. Bilic wants to add experience with Barton, but it's unknown if he can guarantee the player enough playing time. This is an interesting story to follow since Hammers co-chairman David Gold has tweeted about Barton before in an unfavorable light. Stay tuned for more on this story in the coming days.
Source: Sky Sports
Tue, Aug 11, 2015 03:03:00 PM

The rumor mill has Joey Barton preparing for a Tuesday medical ahead of a move to West Ham United.

ESPNFC is reporting that the controversial midfielder will move across London from QPR to West Ham United on a free after his contract with the Rs expired at the end of last season. Barton would likely be no better than a reserve for the Hammers but a useful one if things worked out for him to start a stretch of matches. At his best he is still a fantasy force when starting regularly albeit one that could always get you a red card at a moment's notice.
Source: espnfc.com
Mon, Aug 10, 2015 01:47:00 PM

Southampton added to their center back options by acquiring Steven Caulker from Queens Park Rangers on a season-long loan.

Once the Saints lost their rights to retain Toby Alderweireld, they looked destined to bring in another center back before the end of the summer window. The question was how prolific a player they would grab. Maya Yoshida looked to be the one to partner Jose Fonte had Southampton stuck with the current options, but Caulker will certainly present a challenge now for Yoshida. Caulker was once lauded as one of the better young English center backs but his reputation took a hit while playing for Rangers. Odds are Ronald Koeman will give the spot to Yoshida in Week 1 but despite the budget fantasy price, he cannot be trusted to hold the position long enough to warrant in investment.
Source: BBC Sport
Wed, Jul 29, 2015 03:23:00 PM

Crystal Palace have confirmed their interest in QPR’s Matt Phillips, but will face competition from a handful of PL clubs – Sunderland and West Brom among them…

Matt Phillips’ form was one of QPR’s few high spots last season. The winger established himself in a more influential central role under Chris Ramsey, scoring three goals and providing eight assists from just 20 starts. A number of PL clubs have already declared an interest, including Sunderland and West Brom but Palace will hope being based in London will give them an advantage. They are not short of attacking midfield players, so this move might rekindle speculation that Palace are ready to listen to offers for Yannick Bolasie. Alan Pardew famously said that he wouldn’t listen to offers below £40 million, but if QPR are willing to accept around £8m for Phillips he might reconsider this position. Palace have also this week been linked with Hull striker Dame N’Doye and Newcastle keep Tim Krul.
Source: Club Call
Sun, Jun 28, 2015 01:53:00 PM

Tony Pulis is hoping to conclude his transfer business nice and early despite growing uncertainty regarding the club’s takeover.

Pulis has identified three players and will discuss potential dealings with the current Baggies’ chairman – Jeremy Peace – in spite of the impending change of leadership. Wigan winger James McClean will look to join forces with former team-mate Callum McManaman while Queens Park Rangers will struggle to hold onto Matty Phillips with West Brom preparing a $10 million bid. Phillips was one of the few success stories at Loftus Road last season contributing 3-goals / 8-assists and the attacking midfielder is said to be keen on remaining within the BPL. Pulis would also like to add some proven fire-power to his side with Demba Ba flagged as a top target. The former Newcastle, West Ham and Chelsea forward boasts an impressive record in the top-flight with 43 goals from 77 Premier League starts.
Sat, Jun 20, 2015 03:28:00 AM

Queens Park Rangers confirmed post-match that bloodied goalkeeper Rob Green suffered no serious after-effects following his head injury during the home win over Newcastle.

Green was on the receiving end of an accidental knee to the face by teammate Joey Barton which ended his afternoon. Medics attended to a laceration around his eye before Alex McCarthy was introduced for only his second BPL appearance. Rangers ended their home campaign on a positive note as they overturned a 1-goal half-time deficit to take all 3-points in scrappy game. Emmanuel Riviere grabbed his first goal in over 18 hours of league football in a dour opening 45 minutes before Matty Phillips levelled early after the break. Leroy Fer rounded off the comeback with a strike worthy of gracing any footballing stage to secure his side’s third win of the year.
Source: 90min
Sun, May 17, 2015 01:55:00 AM

Clint Hill is unlikely to feature for QPR against Manchester City this weekend as he nurses a hamstring injury back to health.

Clint Hill is about as uninteresting as it gets when it comes to fantasy Premier League and even less so, if that's possible, on a weekend when QPR travel to the Etihad. The injury is only worth noting because it is one of multiple potential absences for the Rs while City have a number of key players - Yaya Toure, Vincent Kompany, and Jesus Navas - all coming back to fitness. It could get ugly if City go up early.
Source: espnfc.com
Fri, May 8, 2015 01:07:00 PM

Bobby Zamora has scored some huge goals for QPR but he may be deprived of an encore as a hip injury may keep him from playing at the Etihad in Week 36.

It was Bobby Zamora's goal that rocketed QPR back into the Premier League as they were teetering on the brink of financial ruin. Despite speculation that he might retire on that note, Zamora stayed on at Loftus Road and contributed to the Rs attempts to stay up for a second consecutive season in the Premier League. Injury has left him at the periphery of the squad for much of the season but he has still managed to contribute occasionally. That is unlikely to be the case this weekend with a hip injury plaguing the forward but you never want to rule him out after some of the highlights he has produced in his time at the club.
Source: espnfc.com
Fri, May 8, 2015 01:04:00 PM


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