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Tuesday, March 20, 2007

No Loan Striker Coming...Paladini Denies Any Loftus Road Sale

Ben Kosky/Kilburn Times - 20 March 2007
No more Ins after Inigo

Inigo Idiakez will be QPR's last signing before the end of the season
QPR manager John Gregory is not planning any further additions to his squad ahead of tomorrow's Football League loan transfer deadline.
The Rs had been struggling for goals until last weekend's 3-1 victory at Leicester, but Gregory does not anticipate any last-minute attempts to increase his front line options.
He told the Times: "It'd be difficult for us to bring in a loan signing who could slide into the team effortlessly, so I think that's going to be it until the end of the season.
"Anyone who's got a striker isn't going to let him go at this stage of the season, so we'll see how we go with the four who are battling for places at the moment."

The first of Rangers' three goals at the Walkers Stadium came from Inigo Idiakez, the midfield playmaker who is on loan from Southampton until Easter.
And Gregory confirmed that he will discuss the possibility of extending that arrangement with Saints manager George Burley around the end of next week.
"The option's there for Southampton to take him back after 28 days," said the Rangers boss. "It helps Inigo to be playing and getting match fitness and if they need him to go back he'll be up to speed.
"They've got a chance of going into the play-offs, so he could play some part in that if necessary. But he could also help take points off their promotion rivals while he's with us.
"That was part of my selling plan to George. I'll probably discuss it with him a week or so before the loan ends and see what he wants to do."
The Spanish midfield star, 33, only moved to Southampton at the start of this season following two successful years with Derby, where he played alongside current QPR team-mates Adam Bolder, Lee Camp and Dexter Blackstock.

CHAIRMAN Gianni Paladini has firmly denied internet rumours that the club have agreed the £24m sale of Loftus Road to clear their debts.
Stories circulating on supporters' messageboards last week reported that Rangers would have to quit Loftus Road in 2009 and share with neighbours Fulham at Craven Cottage.
Proceeds from the sale, according to the report, would then be used to pay off debts and finance construction of a new stadium on the Dairycrest site at nearby Scrubs Lane.
The Dairycrest option was considered by potential investors around six years ago, but Paladini insisted there was no such plan in the offing now.
He said: "There's nothing at all in this story - it's a load of nonsense. Loftus Road is our home and there's no way in the world we are moving anywhere. Kilburn Times

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