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Wednesday, April 26, 2006

QPR Players to Learn their Fate - Ben Kosky/Kilburn Times


QPR players will finally discover their fate on Friday when caretaker manager Gary Waddock unveils his plans for next season.
Several members of the 31-man squad will be leaving Loftus Road in the summer, while others have been told they can go at the right price to ease Rangers' financial concerns.Times columnist Marc Bircham revealed this week that he has been made available for transfer, along with star defender Danny Shittu and highly-rated winger Lee Cook.
Waddock admitted: "Cookie has been outstanding for me and he will obviously want to test himself in the Premiership at some stage."That will be a decision for the board if an offer comes in. We all know the financial state of the club and money does talk."I have to make decisions on the players' futures and that'll be addressed by the end of this week. I'll sit down with the players so they all know what's happening and I'm quite clear on what decisions will be made."
Waddock will assume the manager's role as soon as Rangers have agreed a settlement with Ian Holloway, thought to be in the running to take over at relegated Millwall next season.And the caretaker boss dreams of putting together a young squad to emulate Reading, who are seeking to set a Championship points record by beating the Rs in the final game of the season on Sunday.The Royals need three points to top Sunderland's record of 105 points and will be confident against a QPR side that have failed to win any of their last 10 games."Nobody expects us to win - Reading will be getting the trophy and it's their party time, but we're not going there to lie down and die," Waddock insisted."We'll try to enjoy the game and the atmosphere and try our best to finish with a good performance. It hasn't happened overnight for Reading, they built their team gradually and Watford have done it along similar lines."You look at one signing Reading have made - Leroy Lita - and that shows you have to pay for goalscorers. As everybody knows, we haven't got £1m to spend on a player, we have to coach and improve players and I believe we've got a decent base to build on."Waddock will consider handing teenager Ray Jones his full debut at the Madejski Stadium, with Paul Furlong the only other recognised striker available on Sunday.Marc Nygaard is suspended following his red card against Watford, while Kevin Gallen, Stefan Moore, Sammy Youssouf and Shabazz Baidoo are all injured.Right-back Marcin Kus could start, while young defenders Andrew Howell and Jonathan Munday, who have both been unused substitutes in recent weeks, may also figure.

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