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Friday, September 30, 2011

QPR Report Friday: Borrowdale Loaned Out...Fulham Ground Share?...Non-League Trialist In...Two Loans Out


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Lawrie Sanchez has made a bid to stop Barnet shipping goals by moving to take 26-year-old left back Gary Borrowdale on loan from this season's Premiership newcomers Queens Park Rangers.
- The 6ft tall Borrowdale, who also plays in central defence, trained with the Bees squad yesterday and is expected to sign for the Bees at The Hive this morning in time to be named in the squad for tomorrow's game against Northampton Town at Underhill.
- With Danny Senda still ruled out with the hamstring injury he collected against Oxford United a fortnight ago, Borrowdale could step straight into the team, with Jordan Parkes perhaps switching flanks to vie with Clovis Kamdjo. There is no announcement from the Bees camp before the final training session of the week; the club did not want to announce their approach for Borrowdale yesterday until the paperwork was complete.
- An experienced defender, Borrowdale made his debut for Crystal Palace at the age of 17 and made more than 100 appearances for the South London club. He then joined Ian Dowie, his former manager, at Coventry City for a £650,000 tribunal fee and made 21 appearances for the club after agreeing a three and a half year contract.
- Borrowdale has made a further 21 apperances for QPR in the past couple of seasons and has been on loan at Brighton and Hove Albion (12 games), Charlton Athletic (11) and Carlisle United (one).
- He has represented England at U-17, U-18, U-19 and U-20 levels and was called up for the U-21s but did not get a game...." Dennis Signy/Barnet Official Site

TELEGRAPH/Jason Burt -Queens Park Rangers and Fulham could consider sharing a new stadium

Queens Park Rangers visit Craven Cottage on Sunday for a west London derby, but is there a chance that the two Premier League clubs may eventually share a bespoke new stadium? It seems so.

Jason Burt: QPR and Fulham could consider sharing a new stadium
Thumbs up: Could Tony Fernandes relocate QPR and share with Fulham?

They have shared before, of course, with Fulham the tenants at Loftus Road for two seasons between 2002 and 2004 while Craven Cottage was redeveloped after plans for an ambitious new ground had been shelved.

Going even further back, in the late 1980s, there was even a scheme by the club’s then owners to sell off the Cottage and merge the two clubs as Fulham Park Rangers and play at Loftus Road.

That plan, after understandable hostility, was quickly dropped.

However new QPR chairman Tony Fernandes has identified that with a stadium at a capacity of just 18,300 and with limited facilities and no real hope of redeveloping the existing ground, his club have to move. And quickly.

It helps that QPR are well located within London with parcels of land available nearby, partly opened up by the BBC’s Salford relocation and the huge Westfield shopping development. Indeed Fernandes has already candidly floated the idea of not just moving but sharing.

Some have assumed that this would entail a deal with Chelsea, who have been considering for some time whether to quit Stamford Bridge and have received approaches ever since Roman Abramovich acquired the club.

It is believed that QPR would like to examine whether an initial 30,000-capacity stadium would work for them and there has even been the idea of building a slightly larger arena and trying to offer discounted tickets to watch the other team that occupies it, and vice-versa.

The attitude of Fulham owner Mohamed Fayed is key, of course, to the possibility of a ground-share. He would encounter opposition to re-developing the Craven Cottage site for commercial use from the local council, as he has found out before, while there is no suggestion that right now he would be even interested in discussing a new stadium.

But given the proximity of both clubs, 2.5 miles apart, and given their similar fan-bases and the challenges they face to stay in the Premier League and compete, it would be surprising if, come Sunday, there isn’t even the slightest suggestion of a collaboration in the pre-match hospitality. Telegraph

Sutton Guardian/Stuart Amos - Hampton's Thompson and Inman on QPR radar
Thursday 29th September 2011

Hampton & Richmond Borough striker Dan Thompson may be back at the Beveree, but boss Mark Harper has admitted it might not be for long.

The 17-year-old returned to the Bevears line-up for Saturday’s 3-1 win over Weston-Super-Mare after a three-week spell on trial at Premier League Stoke City.

Eight other clubs had representatives at Station Road to cast their eye over him only to see Thompson taken off just before half-time with a nasty head injury.

But the scouts seemed to leave happy as defender Dean Inman secured a trial with QPR reserves this week, with his team-mate lined up to do the same when he gets over his concussion.

City remain keen on Thompson, but Harper insisted others were still interested in him.

And providing he can play for Hampton at weekend’s he’s more than happy to see him try out for other outfits higher up the pecking order.

“Dan looks fitter and more accomplished in just three weeks at Stoke,” he said.

“If that is how he comes back from every trial then I’m happy for him to do it as long as he can play for us at a weekend.

“Until there is a firm deal that suits both parties, he is our player.” Sutton Guardian

Player Profiles - Hampton & Richmond Official Site:
Dean Inman
- A product of the Under 18’s Dean is now entering his 3rd full season with the club. Last season Dean was a virtual ever present, missing only 3 games, and despite just turning 20 already has 70 first team appearances under his belt. Equally comfortable playing in midfield he signed a 1 year contract with the club in June 2011.

Dan Thompson
- 17 year old striker who is a product of the Juniors section and made the step up to the first team last year after impressing for the Under 18’s and Reserves. Strong and quick he scored his first senior goal for the club in February at Woking, becoming Hampton & Richmond’s youngest ever goal scorer in the process.
Hampton Richmond

- Young winger Bruno Andrade has joined Aldershot Town on loan.
- The teenager has penned a one-month loan deal with the League Two side.
- Andrade - who has made two appearances for the R's this season - could be in line to make his Shots debut against Accrington Stanley this weekend.


Aldershot Town have completed the loan signing of Queen's Park Rangers midfielder/winger Bruno Andrade.

Portuguese-born Bruno possesses pace and, despite being predominantly right-footed, can play on either side of the pitch.

He came through the Centre of Excellence at Queen’s Park Rangers, signed his first professional contract in October 2010 and made his debut as a late substitute in the Championship game against Preston North End midway through the following month.

His only other appearance that season was as a first half replacement for broken leg victim Jamie Mackie against Blackburn Rovers in an FA Cup third round tie at the beginning of January, whilst his performances in the under-18 and reserve sides saw him win the “Supporters’ Young Player of the Year” award.

Following QPR’s promotion as the 2010-11 Championship winners, Bruno played the full 90 minutes of the shock League Cup defeat to Rochdale in late August 2011 (meaning he is ineligible for the upcoming game against Manchester United), with his top tier debut coming from the bench against Wigan Athletic four days later.

In order to gain experience, Bruno (who turns 18 on Sunday) has joined Aldershot Town on a one-month loan and has been given squad number 25.

Speaking to www.theshots.co.uk, Shots boss Dean Holdsworth said, "Bruno is a quick and exciting talent and is eager to come and play for Aldershot Town, too. Hopefully, he will give us another spark to the squad. We have a lot of matches coming up in the next month and it is important that we are prepared for them. Aldershot


-Troy Hewitt has joined Dagenham & Redbridge on loan.
-The QPR forward has penned a one-month emergency loan deal with the League Two strugglers, and could be in line to make his Daggers debut against Crewe Alexandra on Saturday.

DAGENHAM OFFICIAL SITE - Daggers Swoop For Hewitt

Dagenham & Redbridge FC have today completed the emergency loan signing of QPR striker Troy Hewitt.

Signed from Harrow Borough in February, Hewitt has made just one appearance for Rangers to date, at home to Rochdale in the Carling Cup.

Troy, 21 was snapped up by Rangers after a prolific season for Harrow Borough where he scored 20 goals in just 30 appearances, three of which came in a FA Cup 4th Qualifying round match against Eastbourne Borough. This performance led to him being nominated for the 'E.on Player Of The Round'.

Daggers manager John Still is delighted to have brought Troy on loan to the club.

"He's a young boy who we looked at when he was at Harrow Borough. He went to Queens Park Rangers but we've kept our eye on the situation.

"He's a local boy from Ilford which helps. We always felt he was a player who might go on to progress from non-league football. As I say unfortunately he went to QPR but the chance has now come up to take him for a month and we think it's a good move for both parties."

Troy has been given squad number 38 and is eligible for Satruday's match with Crewe Alexandra.

Daggers Player caught up with Troy on the morning of his signing, subscribers can hear from him here. Dagenham

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