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Sunday, November 16, 2008

QPR Snippets: Raving About Balanta...Dean Parrett...Lee Camp Again...Matt Pickens Trial...Mancienne, Gallen, Ben Sahar...Holloway and Dowie

Angelo Balanta - Balanta came on as a second half sub for Wycombe who beat Bradford 1-0
Wycombe Official Site: "Blues boss Peter Taylor has lavished praise on Angelo Balanta following the forward's sparkling debut in the Wanderers' 1-0 win over Bradford City at Adams Park.
The on-loan QPR forward replaced Lewwis Spence at half-time and Balanta played a pivotal role in helping the Blues beat a Bradford side who were tipped by many at the start of the season to win League Two.
Peter Taylor was delighted with the impact his new signing made in the 45 minutes he was on the pitch and told wwfc.com: ... "We hope to keep him (Angelo Balanta) for at least two months, but it's in Q.P.R's hands now. He's 18, he hadn't really got to know the boys yet which is why he didn't start. But given the way he performed when he came on, maybe he should have been on from the start."
And although this was Balanta's debut for the Blues Taylor had seen enough in training in the lead up to the game to know what a superb young player he had signed.
He said: "I've only worked with him for two days of training but I've been very impressed. He has tremendous awareness, the lads were laughing in training because they couldn't believe the amount of time he gives himself on the ball." 1-0 "Gaffer Hails Balanta Impact":"

- QPR's former brilliant prospect, Dean Parrett turns 17!-(Remembering Parrett's QPR Departure) .... Elswhere...One That Got Away?: Michael Mancienne's England Call up. (As was originally reportedin Saturday's Sun (and then on this blog), now confirmed: Mancienne was called up, which presumably dooms any possibility of a Mancienne return to QPR. (Carson, Hart, James, Bridge, Davies, Johnson, Terry, Lescott, Mancienne, Richards, Upson, Barry, Carrick, Downing, Lampard, Gerrard, Wright-Phillips, A Young, Agbonlahor, Bent, Crouch, Defoe, Walcott/]....
- Ramone Rose joins Histon on Loan.....Lee Camp saves (another) injury-time penalty for Nottingham Forest away to Bristol City. Report...Kevin Gallen on loan to Luton didn't score, but Luton won 2-1 against Tony Roberts' Dagenham - Report...Gary Waddock's Aldershot beat Exeter 1-0...Meanwhile Ben Sahar doesn't seem too happy at Portsmouth....Ian Holloway's "very interested" in Swindon Job (also make Iain Dowie) -

Mirror - Matt Pickens Trial - Pick In Mix For Hughes
FALKIRK boss John Hughes is weighing up a move for American keeper Matt Pickens who had a four-day trial spell at Westfield.
The 26-year-old ex-Chicago Fire shot stopper came over to the UK and had trials at Norwich and Preston before he joined QPR in February.
But the 6ft 3ins Yank failed to make a first-team appearance and his contract was not renewed in the summer.
Hughes already has keepers Robert Olejnik and Scott Flinders whose loan spell from Crystal Palace is up at the turn of the year.
The Bairns gaffer said: "Matt was in for four days.
We'll see what happens." Sunday Mail

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