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David McIntyre/West London Sport - Ferdinand and Young axed for Austria trip
Ferdinand, sent on loan to Turkish club Burkaspor last season, is not in Rangers boss Harry Redknapp’s plans, while Young’s future has long been in doubt because of a hip condition.
Taarabt, who was sent home from the recent trip to Devon, is keen to leave the club before the new season starts, while Ephraim has been nursing an injury.
Jose Bosingwa, Joey Barton and Samba Diakite, whose Rangers careers are effectively finished, were also left out, as was keeper Julio Cesar – although QPR are still yet to receive a concrete offer for the Brazilian.
Ferdinand, Young and Bosingwa were instead named in the squad for an Under-21 match at Stevenage on Tuesday.
Striker Loic Remy, who has not featured during the pre- season campaign so far, did travel with the first-team squad to Austria, as did Esteban Granero despite the Spanish midfielder being likely to move before the start of the season.
Rangers are keen to sell Stephane Mbia, but he too made the trip.
Youngsters Michael Harriman, Max Ehmer, Frankie Sutherland and Mo Shariff are also with the senior squad. West London Sport
McLaren beats rivals to £25m QPR training ground
Grant Prior | Wed 17th July | 7:24
McLaren Construction is believed to have won the race to build a new £25m training ground for Queens Park Rangers.
The Enquirer understands that McLaren was given the good news this week.
The club is hoping to start work shortly but is facing a legal challenge from local residents over the plans.
The Elite Training Facility and Community Sports Complex will be built on the Warren Farm site in Southall and is due to be ready ahead of the 2015/16 season.
The training centre will provide: grass pitches for the first team and academy, an indoor 3G pitch, an outdoor 3G artificial pitch, extensive gym, sports science and rehabilitation areas, Academy classrooms, a large number of changing rooms, media, catering and grounds maintenance facilities.
Populous is architect for the scheme.
McLaren’s win comes after its successful delivery of Tottenham Hotspur’s new £45m training ground in Enfield.
The contractor is also working on the first phase of Spurs’ stadium redevelopment plans.
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