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Monday, January 05, 2009

QPR Items - Cerny Championship's Best?....Claim QPR Paid £500,000 for Borrowdale...QPR Miss Out on Slovakian...Camp, Rehman & Bolder's Return

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- With The Football League season just past the half way stage things are certainly hotting up in the race to win the Puma Golden Glove awards.
- There's still plenty of time for the lead to change but you can guarantee the current number ones from each division won't be giving up top spot easily.
- In Coca-Cola League 2 it may not come as a surprise to see table topping Wycombe Wanderers' goalkeeper Scott Shearer leading the pack. The Scot has kept an impressive 13 clean sheets so far and it could have been 14 but for team- mate Mike Williamson's last minute own-goal , in Saturday's 2-1 win over fellow promotion hopefuls Bury.
- Ben Hamer of Brentford and Dagenham and Redbridge stopper Tony Roberts are in joint second place with 10 clean sheets.
Hamer is playing his first full season of League football, after signing on loan from Reading where he has come through the ranks, while Roberts is in his 9th year with the Daggers....
- In the Coca-Cola Championship just three clean sheets separate seven players but it is Queens Park Rangers' number one Radek Cerny that tops the table along with Burnley's Brian Jensen on 12.
- Cerny moved to Loftus Road in the summer, signing from Tottenham Hotspur on a free transfer. Such is his form this season that former Player of the Season Lee Camp was forced out on loan to get some games under his belt.
- Jensen has had a great season so far, despite not starting the campaign as first choice. As well as seven clean sheets in the league the Dane has kept an impressive four in the Carling Cup, made even more special by the fact that two have come against Fulham and Arsenal. He'll be hoping for at least two more in the competition because if he gets them then the chances are Burnley will be playing in the Final in February.
- Bristol City's Adriano Basso (11), Julian Speroni of Crystal Palace (10) and Marcus Hahnemann of Reading (9) will all be hoping they can catch Cerny and Jensen by the end of the season, a good season for them is likely to result in a good season for their clubs. Football League

Coventry Telegraph/Andy Turner - Coventry City's Borrowdale in £500,000 move to QPR
- IT HAS to go down as one of the most baffling transfers in recent memory - Gary Borrowdale to Queens Park Rangers for what is believed to be £500,000.
IT HAS to go down as one of the most baffling transfers in recent memory - Gary Borrowdale to QPR for what is believed to be £500,000.
What’s so strange about that, I hear you ask? Well, given the fact that the Coventry City misfit has not yet kicked a ball for the Hoops despite having been there on loan for a month, his move to Loftus Road seems bizarre to say the least.
Surplus to requirement under Chris Coleman, the Sky Blues clearly snapped billionaire owners Flavio Briatore, Bernie Ecclestone, and Lakshmi Mittal’s hands off when off when they offered to reimburse the majority of the £650,000 they shelled out for the former Crystal Palace left-back who managed just 26 appearances for City.
That is no doubt small change for the second richest club in England, and a great bit of business from Coventry, but it remains a mystery why the club would buy a player, and give him a three and a half year deal, when he has been with them for a month and not even been used as a substitute.
Word has it that manager Paulo Souza has even played people out of position rather than play Borrowdale who, unfortunately, is not expected to feature in Saturday’s match against his former club.
It is not even as if he has been out injured, leaving the only conclusion that his early career reputation when he was close to an England under-21 call goes before him. He can’t have been pulling up any trees in training because he would no doubt have been used by now.
Brought to Coventry by Iain Dowie, it is almost as if Rangers are still working from his shopping list, given that they have just taken another of Dowie’s former players, Wayne Routledge, and are rumoured, and I stress only rumoured, to be interested in Jay Tabb who was a big favourite of the former manager.
But hats off to Coventry if they have managed to get virtually their money back on the player who, like many acquisitions in recent years, promised so much and delivered so little. Coventry Telegraph

QPR (Belatedly) Welcome Back Lee Camp, Zesh Rehman and Adam Bolder
QPR Official Site - TRIO RETURN
-The Club can confirm that Lee Camp, Zesh Rehman and Adam Bolder have all returned from their respective loan spells.
- Camp has returned to Loftus Road following a successful spell with fellow Championship outfit Nottingham Forest, for whom he made 15 appearances.
- Rehman has returned from managerless Blackpool, whilst Bolder is back in W12 after starring in Millwall's recent rise up the League One table. QPR

South London Press/Tony Porter - How long will Bolder be back at Loftus Road?
- ADAM Bolder could be back at Millwall in a matter of days - if QPR boss Paulo Sousa allows it.
- The midfielder returned to Loftus Road on Sunday after an impressive two-month loan at The Den, so the Hoops boss could have a first look at him.
- Millwall boss Kenny Jackett said: "Sousa wants to have a look at him for a week or so. I have been really pleased with Bolder and would be interested in bringing him back.
- "But it depends on his parent club. We shall see what happens in the next couple of weeks." South London Press

QPR Supposedly Lose Out on Slovakian...
AFP- Slovakian international snubs QPR for Italian strugglers Reggina
"Slovakian international Matej Krajcik...opted to sign for Serie A strugglers Reggina o n Monday from Slavia Prague instead of accepting offers from either English Championship club Queens Park Rangers and Dutch outfit Roda JC.
The 30-year-old - who scored four times in 92 appearances for Slavia Prague - signed a two year contract with Reggina, who are presently 19th in Serie A with just 13 points and only three victories in 17 matches this term.
Krajcik could well make his debut for Reggina next Sunday against Lazio - Report

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