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Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Ricketts Signing Problems

Ben Kosky/Kilburn Times - Rangers develop Ricketts problem
QPR's attempt to sign Jamaican goalkeeper Donovan Ricketts is under threat after problems relating to his work permit.
Rangers are still hoping to untangle the red tape in time to complete the signing of Ricketts, 30, before the transfer window closes tonight.
The club have already agreed a small fee with Bradford City, where Ricketts - an international team-mate of Rs defender Damion Stewart - has been playing for the last three and a half years.
This is not the first time the issue has held up Ricketts' move to an English club - Leyton Orient gave up after a prolonged campaign to sign the keeper in 2003.
Rangers had also earmarked Darlington keeper David Stockdale as a possible alternative back-up to Lee Camp, but any bid to sign him is likely to be rejected after second choice Andy Oakes was ruled out for the rest of the season.
But the Loftus Road exodus continued to gather pace this week as five more players - including three strikers - departed the club.... Kilburn Times

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