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Friday, October 06, 2006

Ex-QPR Birthdays: Alan WIlks Turned 60...Steve Slade Turns 31

A name from the golden past: Alan Wilks - Born October 5, 1946.
Wilks was known as Rodney Marsh's "understudy" which was a big burden to bear. Signed from Chelsea on a free in May 1965. Joined Gillingham in July 1971. Played his most QPR games in 1967/68 and 1968/69. His most famous QPR game was his scoring 5 goals (a QPR record) in QPR's League Cup game vs Oxford Unted, October 10 1967/68 (QPR won 5-1). Wilks played in QPR's first ever game in the First Division (home to LEicester). That season, played 17+3 games, scoring 5 goals.

Steve Slade born October 6, 1975.
The England Under 21 forward was signed from Spurs by Ray Wilkins after QPR's relegation in 1976. Unfortunately, his career at QPR never took off.

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