Player News - Queens Park Rangers

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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

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

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

Mauricio Isla is a doubt ahead of QPR's Week 36 trip to the Etihad as they attempt to beat the drop.

Chilean Isla hasn't played since mid-April when he went the distance in the West London Derby at Loftus Road. He was on the bench against West Ham on the 25th of April but didn't even get that far last weekend as the Rs fell again. It will be all hands on deck in an effort to avoid relegation so if Chris Ramsey thinks Isla has a part to play, the chances are he'll be thrown out there. His value is still fairly low given the uncertainty, the opponent and the venue.
Source: espnfc.com
Fri, May 8, 2015 12:59:00 PM

Steven Caulker is a doubt ahead of QPR's trip to the Etihad as they try to stave off relegation.

QPR are highly unlikely to avoid the drop at this point and their chances are lessened with the likely absences of Steven Caulker, Bobby Zamora, Clint Hill and Mauricio Isla. Nedum Onuoha is definitely out with a suspension picked up last weekend and Rio Ferdinand is absent following the tragic passing of his wife. Not good times at Loftus Road for sure.
Source: espnfc.com
Fri, May 8, 2015 12:54:00 PM

A hand injury forced Queens Park Rangers defender Steven Caulker off at Anfield in GW35 as a late Steven Gerrard winner all but sealed the fate of Rangers’ who are now 7–points from safety with an inferior goal difference.

Caulker suffered a suspected fractured hand and his injury provided Suk-Young Yun with a chance of a return having missed the previous month after suffering from concussion against West Brom. The Korean international is the player most likely to be tasked with keeping Sergio Aguero quiet in GW36 if Caulker is ruled out although he may be able wear a protective cast. The availability of Rio Ferdinand is not currently known – the defender has battled his way back to full fitness but is now on compassionate leave after the player announced his wife – Rebecca - had lost her short battle with breast cancer.
Sun, May 3, 2015 12:03:00 PM

Bobby Zamora is struggling to get fit for QPR's clash against Liverpool this weekend.

It's very unlikely that Zamora will make this weekend's match so you should avoid him in all fantasy formats. QPR are huge underdogs in this match and there is really no value to be found there. Focus on Liverpool's attack or find another match to look for value.
Fri, May 1, 2015 07:10:00 PM

QPR looked to be headed to a goalless draw with table leader Chelsea but a mistake by Robert Green led to an 88th minute goal for the Blues and Rangers dropped a crucial point in a 0-1 loss.

It may not have been as harmful or as embarrassing as the infamous howler he conceded for England against the United States back in 2010, but it was nonetheless damaging. Chelsea had gone the first 88 minutes without so much as a shot on target and Rangers were very close to seeing the match out with a needed point. Green collected the ball for a goal kick, urging his men to go forward. He then scuffed it, and the ball dropped just 20 yards away, where Eden Hazard quickly pounced and the attack was on that led to the Fabregas goal. If QPR are relegated by the difference of a point, it will be difficult for their fans to not dwell on this result as the pivotal moment when their fates were sealed.
Source: NBC Sports
Sun, Apr 12, 2015 10:57:00 AM

Queens Park Rangers have been dealt a massive blow with the news that midfielder Eduardo Vargas will miss the remainder of the season after a scan confirmed the Chilean had suffered a grade two medial collateral knee ligament tear.

Vargas had sent the Hoops on their way to an emphatic [and unexpected] win at West Brom in GW31 with a long range opener on 15 minutes but his afternoon was curtailed on the half hour mark as he twisted unchallenged attempting to strike a ball mid-air. QPR released an official statement on Monday advising that Vargas would be missing for around 10-12 weeks with knee ligament damage. Niko Kranjcar was his immediate replacement at the Hawthorns - and as a starter at Villa Park - but the Croatian struggled on Tuesday and Rangers’ became a much stronger unit following the introduction of Karl Henry who was paired with Joey Barton. Chris Ramsey must now consider his options ahead of Sundays' crucial game against Chelsea.
Source: BBC Sport
Wed, Apr 8, 2015 04:47:00 PM


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