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Thursday, July 29, 2010

QPR Report Thursday: Orr Incoming....Squad Numbers Announced...Vine and Pellicori Outgoing


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Sky -Orr heading to QPR
Full-back moves to Loftus Road on a three-year deal

-Skysports.com understands that QPR have signed full-back Bradley Orr from Bristol City.
- The 27-year-old has agreed a three-year deal with the West London club after passing a medical to move to Loftus Road.
Orr leaves the Robins after six years at the club, where he received great acclaim and was named in the 2007/08 Championship team of the season.
The former Everton trainee had only one year remaining on his current deal and was thought to be keen on pursuing a new challenge after moving to Ashton Gate in 2004.
City boss Steve Coppell confirmed on Monday that Orr was heading for the exit door and thanked him for his services to the club. Sky

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Bradley Orr Had His QPR Medical - Bristol Evening Post - "...The former England Under-21 international has been lined-up as a replacement for Bradley Orr, who should today complete his long-anticipated move to Queens Park Rangers in a deal thought to be worth £500,000. Orr had his medical with QPR yesterday." Bristol Evening Post

BBC/Dave McIntyre- Rowan Vine in talks to end stay at QPR
- Rowan Vine is discussing a financial settlement with QPR after being told he has no future at the Championship club.
- The 27-year-old forward, who was signed from Birmingham for £1m in 2008, has struggled to regain his best form since returning from a broken leg last year.
- "I'll treat him with the respect he's due," said Rangers boss Neil Warnock.
"He's a good player and a good pro but I like to be straight with people and I can't see him playing many games for us this season."

- Meanwhile, Italian striker Allesandro Pellicori is having talks with a number of clubs after also being told he is not in Warnock's plans.
- Pellicori, 29, was signed on a three-year contract from Avellino a year ago but was made available in January after failing to impress.

- And Warnock, who took over as QPR boss in March, believes the player is close to moving on.
- Vine's expected exit from Loftus Road comes after he was left out of the first-team squad for Rangers' pre-season matches.
- After establishing himself as a fans' favourite, the former Portsmouth and Luton man suffered a double leg fracture in training and spent a year on the sidelines.
- His return was much anticipated but he quickly fell out of favour and is now set to relaunch his career elsewhere.
- "I'll not be having him train with the youth team or anything like that. He's better than that and deserves to be treated properly," added Warnock. BBC

Posted on: Thu 29 Jul 2010
As the new campaign draws ever closer, Rangers gaffer Neil Warnock has announced the R's squad numbers ahead of the 2010/11 npower Championship season.
Last season's Player of the Year, Alejandro Faurlin, has been rewarded for his excellent campaign by being handed the coveted number 11 shirt, whilst other notable changes see new signings Paddy Kenny and Shaun Derry given the number 1 and 4 jerseys respectively.
Fellow new signings Clint Hill, Leon Clarke and Jamie Mackie will wear numbers 3, 8 and 12 respectively.

The full squad list is as follows:
1. Paddy KENNY
3. Clint HILL
4. Shaun DERRY
5. Fitz HALL
8. Leon CLARKE
9. Heidar HELGUSON
10. Akos BUZSAKY
11. Alejandro FAURLIN
12. Jamie MACKIE
13. Kaspars GORKSS
14. Martin ROWLANDS
16. Matthew CONNOLLY
17. Lee COOK
18. Damion STEWART
19. Patrick AGYEMANG
22. Peter RAMAGE
24. Radek CERNY
25. Hogan EPHRAIM
27. Lee BROWN
30. Romone ROSE
31. Shirt retired in memory of Ray JONES
32. Elvijs PUTNINS
33. Antonio GERMAN
35. Josh PARKER

- For Comparison: What the QPR Squad Numbers were a week ago (From Last Season)

Martin Rowlands Injury Update:- Fulham Chronicle/Paul Warburton - QPR star set for return
- MARTIN Rowlands has handed boss Neil Warnock a major fitness boost ahead of the new campaign.
- The QPR boss watched the deal to get Darren Ambrose from Crystal Palace go up in flames this week – but had the heat taken out of his quest for a midfielder after learning Rowlie can now join in contact training.
The crocked player has battled back from nearly a season out with cruciate damage, and given his manager hope he will be back in the first team by the end of August.
- Warnock said: “He’s as fit as he can be, and we’re hoping he can go on from here.” Fulham Chronicle

QPR Official SIte - CRAWLEY TOWN 2, QPR 0
Posted on: Wed 28 Jul 2010

Strikes either side of half time from Matt Tubbs saw the R's go down to a 2-0 defeat to Crawley Town at the Broadfield Stadium.

Despite a busy opening 15 minutes for keepers at both ends, the clash was a turgid encounter that failed to spark into life, though Crawley - and Tubbs in particular - to their credit, were clinical when handed opportunities in front of goal.

Tubbs opened the scoring with a tap-in just past the quarter-hour mark, after he reacted first to Barry Cogan's rifled effort that was palmed into his path by R's keeper Radek Cerny.

On 66 minutes, Town doubled their advantage. Marvin Kamara's looped ball from the half-way line put Tubbs through on goal, and the hitman made no mistake from 12-yards out for the second.

The R's lined-up in a 4-3-3 formation in West Sussex.

Cerny was in goal for QPR, behind a back four of Max Ehmer, Lee Brown, skipper for the night Peter Ramage and Gary Borrowdale.

Jordan Hibbert, Joe Oastler and Romone Rose were in midfield for the Hoops.

In attack, Antonio German and Josh Parker were deployed in wider positions, with Patrick Agyemang playing through the middle.

The game had started at a frantic pace, and the R's fashioned the first chance of the opening period.

It was Rose with the effort, receiving possession following Agyemang's knock-down before firing an effort straight at Michel Kuipers.

QPR had started brightly, and moments later Ehmer drove from right-back and into the Crawley half before launching an effort from 30-yards out straight at the keeper.

Rangers were knocking on the door. This time, Rose picked up on a misplaced pass in the Town midfield, before driving at the hosts' defence and dragging an effort wide from 25 yards.

Play then switched to the other end, where Crawley almost broke the deadlock with their first effort on goal but for a spectacular save from Cerny, who did well to tip Steve Masterton's driven effort away past his right-hand post.

Soon after, Crawley were again on the attack, and after a corner was played in from the right, Craig McAllister was unlucky to see his nodded effort go just over the bar.

The balance of play had slightly swung in Town's favour, and on 15 minutes they took a first-half lead.

Sergio Torres won the ball in the centre of midfield before freeing Masterson, who in turn played Cogan through on goal.

The midfielder looked up before drilling in a low effort that Cerny could only tip into the path of the oncoming Tubbs, who made no mistake to tap the ball home from just six-yards out.

The R's then almost found a goal to draw them level.

Borrowdale was the architect, sending over a delicious and pinpoint cross from the right for Ramage, though the stand-in Captain could only nod harmlessly over the bar.

Seconds before the interval, Crawley could have added a second when Simon Rusk's cross bounced up into the path the path of goalscorer Tubbs on the edge of the box, but he could only smash wide of the target with the goal at his mercy.

The home side had the first chance as the second period got underway, though Cerny was equal to Masterson's driven free-kick from the right with a low save to his left.

Few chances were being created in the first 15 minutes of the closing half, though Cerny did well to claim Tubbs' dangerous cross from the right on 60 minutes after good work out wide from the Town frontman.

Moments later, Town doubled their lead.

When a ball was played from deep from Kamara up to Tubbs from the halfway line, the striker found himself through on goal with just the keeper to beat.

And Tubbs didn't disappoint thereafter, remaining coolness personified to lash the ball home past Cerny from 12-yards out.

Soon after, good work from Torres down the right saw him brush past his marker before crossing into the box for Kamara, who saw his effort held well by Cerny in the R's net.

Rangers tried to push forward in the closing 10 minutes, though Crawley held firm to claim a deserved win.

Crawley Town: Kuipers, Rusk, Quinn, Hall, Torres, Tubbs, Masterton, McAllister, Cogan, Mills, Howell.

Subs: Jordan, Hutchinson, Smith, Enver-Marum, Ryan, Malcolm, Flood, Napper, Brewer, Kamara.

Goals: Tubbs (15 & 66)

QPR: Cerny, Ehmer, Borrowdale, Oastler, Ramage, Brown, Hibbert, Rose, German, Parker, Agyemang.

Subs: Bulmer, Waters, Harriman, Fitzsimmonds, Andrade, Trialist, Trialist.

Referee: Mr W Atkin

Attendance: 1, 110 QPR

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