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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

QPR Linked to Ghanian International Midfielder...Rowlands Goes Off Injured...Views of Buzsaky and Ex-QPR Cole

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- Rowlands Goes Off Injured

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Sky Sports - Ghana international Abubakari Yakubu
- QPR and 1860 Munich linked with Ghana international
By Giscard Gourizro Last updated: 14th October 2009
- Ghana international Abubakari Yakubu is being linked with a switch to both Queens Park Rangers and 1860 Munich.
- The midfielder, who is nicknamed 'The Tiger', is a free agent after leaving Dutch side Vitesse Arnhem.
- He has been on trial with 1860 Munich, who currently play in Bundesliga 2, but reports in his homeland also claim that the 27-year-old has impressed QPR's managerial staff.
- Yakubu himself just wants to get back on the pitch to try and force his way into the Ghana national side.
- He told skysports.com: "I am looking for a new club and I can't wait to start playing.
- "I want to get back to the national squad, the World Cup is not far from us and also there is the small matter of the African Nations Cup."

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Ben Kosky/Kilburn Times - Buzsaky happy to wing it14 October 2009
- IT'S no great surprise that anyone who missed the best part of 18 months' football would feel grateful just to be back on the pitch.

Certainly, after overcoming a troublesome ankle injury, followed by the even greater setback of a torn cruciate ligament, Akos Buzsaky is relieved to be playing regular football again.

The general consensus among those who have watched Buzsaky in action is that he functions best in a central role, yet QPR boss Jim Magilton has deployed him on the left flank so far this campaign.

But the Hungarian international insists he feels at home in that role - and proved the point with a barnstorming display against Barnsley, topped off by two goals, in Rangers' last outing at Loftus Road.

"Since I've been here, I've played everywhere - on the left, on the right, in the middle," said Buzsaky. "Of course there's a position I prefer to play, but as long as I'm in the team I don't mind.

"I feel really comfortable on the left side, because in England you usually have two central midfielders who are more defensive and then the two wingers can cut in and go forward.

"That's my game, I can create chances and score goals and I guess I can play better for the team there than in the middle. I'm enjoying it now and I've got my place in the team.

"We have a strong squad and you can't relax because if you have a bad game you're out. That's how it should be."

Ironically, the suspensions incurred by Martin Rowlands and Ben Watson may force Magilton to move Buzsaky into a central midfield position for the Rs' next game, at home to Preston North End on Saturday.

In the absence of any regular goalscoring forward, Rangers are heavily reliant on goals from elsewhere on the park - and Buzsaky's record shows he is more than capable of making a key contribution.

He has found the net roughly once every four appearances since his move from Plymouth nearly two years ago, but admitted: "I don't think any player, after a long injury, would compare himself to how he was before.

"I don't set a target, but the best I've had is 10 goals for QPR two years ago, so it would be nice if I could score more this season. But the main thing is to be in the play-offs."

Despite their 2-0 defeat at Swansea last time out, victory against Preston would bring Magilton's side firmly within striking distance of the top six.
- "It's still very much early days," said the Rangers manager. "I believe that on our day we're capable of matching any team in the division - what we have to strive for is consistency. Kilburn Times

Ben Kosky/Kilburn Times - Cole's on a roll thanks to Royce
14 October 2009
- FORMER QPR goalkeeper Jake Cole intends to work his way back up the leagues after finally realising his dream of regular first team football.

Cole is now comfortably settled between the posts at Barnet, and hopes to follow in the footsteps of the man he regards as the main influence on his career during their days at Loftus Road.

Simon Royce was Rangers' number one when Cole (pictured) made his senior debut and, even at the age of 38, is still first choice keeper for Gillingham, who he helped regain their League One status last season.

"I sat on the bench a lot for Simon Royce, but I also learnt a lot from him," Cole reflected. "I think he's a brilliant pro and he helped me so much, so I have to thank him for that.

"I still keep in contact with him and get advice from him. I played against him last season and he got promoted into League One, which is obviously what I want to do this year.

"That's the aim, to play at a higher standard and I think we've got a good chance. We've got off to a good start and I've had a number of clean sheets, which I'm really happy about.

"The gaffer here, Ian Hendon, has signed some good players and we've got a blend of experience and youth that can definitely get into the play-offs."

Cole spent 13 years at QPR but, with only eight first-team appearances to his name, knew he had to leave Loftus Road long before the club released him last summer.

But the 24-year-old is thoroughly enjoying life at Underhill, where he has been an ever-present as Barnet - whose forward line is led by ex-Rangers star Paul Furlong - nestle among the promotion contenders.

"I had a good time at QPR and a few good performances - and I'd like to thank Dave Rouse, he was a really good coach," said Cole. "But I needed to get games under my belt and progress rather than sitting on the bench.

"Being a number one is a nice feeling - you come in to training and know you'll be playing at the weekend, as long as you perform.

"That's what I've been wanting for a long time and working for and I'm really happy to be out there getting appearances under my belt, being seen and learning the game. Kilburn Times

- Gary Waddock Appointed Wycombe's Manager - The Aldershot & Wycombe Announcements

- Waddock at QPR

Wycombe Official Site - Waddock Speaks - WADDOCK: 'I LIKE TO ATTACK'
- New Blues boss Gary Waddock has spoken exclusively to wwfc.com about his decision to leave Aldershot and replace Peter Taylor at Adams Park.
- "It all happened very quickly after I got a 'phone call over the weekend" he told us today. "Wycombe asked Aldershot for permission to speak to me about the vacancy and it didn't take me long to agree terms. I'm delighted that my assistant Martin Kuhl agreed to join me at Adams Park."
- He went on: "I know quite a lot about the set up at Wycombe. I've played there a couple of times for Luton and Bristol Rovers and I know that the club has great facilities and a very ambitious outlook.
- "Wycombe also have a reputation for appointing managers who bring success to the club and I hope that I can follow in their footsteps. I thought Peter Taylor did a great job here last season because I know how difficult it is to get out of League Two."
- And the new man promises Wanderers fans that entertainment is high on his list of priorities: "I like my teams to play the passing game and I like them to attack. Hopefully that will bring success because we must always remember that this is a results-based business.
- "I would appeal to our fans to be patient - we'll try to hit the ground running, but it won't happen overnight and we need a period of time to settle in and get our ideas across to the players."
- The new boss hasn't wasted any time finding out about the players he's inherited. He was at last night's reserve game against Luton Town - which featured the return from injury of Tommy Doherty - and took his first training session after meeting the players this morning.
- He'll meet the rest of the Wanderers staff at Adams Park later today and if you're a subscriber to Chairboys Player you can watch Gary's first interview on camera.
- Gary will also be writing exclusively in Saturday's edition of Quarters, our official match day programme. Wycombe

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