Queens Park Rangers

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Queens Park Rangers | BBC 9 Dec 16:09

Rotherham United v QPR

Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's Championship game between Rotherham United and Queens Park Rangers.

ESPN FC - Queens Park Rangers News 9 Dec 14:09

Bobby Zamora announces retirement after leaving Brighton

Bobby Zamora had been without a club after leaving Brighton at the end of last season. Former Brighton striker Bobby Zamora has announced his retirement from football. Zamora, who turns 36 next month, has been without a club since his release by Brighton at the end of the 2015-16 season. He has succumbed to a niggling hip problem that required surgery. In an interview with his former Brighton teammate Adam Virgo published on the Championship club's website, Zamora said: "I think so, yes [his football career is over]. It was a frustrating time last year. "My hip decided to let me...

ESPN FC - Queens Park Rangers News 8 Dec 21:41

Lee Frecklington back to boost Rotherham

Rotherham United Queens Park Rangers 3:00 PM UTC Game Details Home: 12/5  Draw: 12/5  Away: 13/10  Odds from bet365 bet365 GameCast Lineups and Stats Rotherham will have skipper Lee Frecklington back for the home game against QPR as they aim to end a 14-game winless run.Frecklington has missed the last three matches with a groin injury but will feature for Paul Warne's Millers, who have not won since August.Peter Odemwingie sits out the second game a three-match ban while goalkeeper Lee Camp (knee) and defender Kelvin Wilson (leg) will be assessed.Aimen Belaid will "play a part" having not featured since January, but Scott Allan is back at Celtic...

Queens Park Rangers – teamtalk.com 6 Dec 14:04

QPR taking ?very seriously? claims of abuse against former employee

QPR have said they take “very seriously” allegations of historical sexual abuse made against former employee Chris Gieler and will cooperate in any investigation.

The Championship club are the latest to have been dragged into the ongoing scandal engulfing football.

Gieler, who died in 2004, was employed by QPR for 30 years, working in youth development and as chief scout.

A statement from the club read: “QPR Football Club has been made aware of the historical allegations made against former club employee Chris Gieler relating to child abuse in football.”

The statement continued: “The club takes these allegations very seriously and will cooperate fully in any forthcoming investigation. Any form of abuse has no place in football or society.

“QPR has robust recruitment procedures and safeguarding policies in place to ensure the protection and welfare of both children and vulnerable adults, and we employ a full-time designated safeguarding manager who works across all areas of the club with specific responsibility to the Academy and Community Trust.

“In line with FA, Premier League and Football League guidelines, we have had someone responsible for safeguarding in place since 2011.

“As a club, we work closely with the police, local authorities and safeguarding agencies and comply with all best practice and legislation to ensure the protection of minors and vulnerable people who come into contact with the club. Employees at the club also receive specific training on all safeguarding issues on a periodic basis.

“Safeguarding covers everything from sideline abuse; swearing and bullying; to serious sexual abuse.

“As part of our safeguarding children strategy, the club – in line with legislation and government guidance – requires those working in roles with children and young people to pass a criminal records check and to supply references and background checks. This is standard practice.

“The FA has commissioned a dedicated NSPCC helpline for adults who were victims of sexual abuse in childhood within the football industry. The helpline is available 24 hours a day on 0800 023 2642.

“The club will be making no further comment at this time.”

The Football Association announced on Tuesday that its review into child sexual abuse in football will now be led by Clive Sheldon QC instead of Kate Gallafent QC ”in the light of the increased scope of the review”.

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Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Queens Park Rangers | BBC 1 Dec 23:15

Queens Park Rangers 1-2 Wolves

Wolves end their nine-game winless run and pick up their first victory under new boss Paul Lambert by beating 10-man QPR.

ESPN FC - Queens Park Rangers News 1 Dec 23:02

Wolves hold off 10-man QPR to give Paul Lambert first win in charge

Queens Park Rangers Wolverhampton Wanderers 1 2 FT Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now » GameCast Lineups and Stats Paul Lambert secured his first win as Wolves manager with a 2-1 victory over QPR in the Sky Bet Championship at Loftus Road on Thursday. The former Norwich boss took over the post on Nov. 5 following Walter Zenga's departure and only managed a draw and a defeat from his opening two games, but this was a profitable trip to west London. QPR were reduced to 10 men after 35 minutes when James Perch was shown his second yellow card of the game, and Wolves broke the deadlock on the hour mark through Dave...

Queens Park Rangers – teamtalk.com 30 Nov 17:11

Holloway calls for fans to give QPR the ?chance to shine?

QPR manager Ian Holloway has called for fans to give his players the “chance to shine” as he prepares for his third game in charge against Wolves on Thursday night.

Just over two weeks ago, Holloway returned to the club he managed 10 years previously following the sacking of Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink and began his second reign with a home win over Norwich.

But a 3-0 defeat at Ipswich last weekend reminded Holloway of the task at hand as the Hoops host strugglers Wolves at Lotfus Road in front of the television cameras and he believes the fans can set a platform for the players to flourish.

“You don’t just come into a finished article – that’s not how this game works,” Holloway told QPR’s official website.

“I need the fans to understand that too. We’ve got some great lads here who we want to help shine.

“Let’s give these lads a chance to shine because I tell you what, when I see them every day and the way they go about their business here, they don’t half wear that shirt with pride. I need to help create an atmosphere where they can flourish and that’s what I intend to do. That’s what it’s all about.

“We need to stick to the process – that’s the most important thing. The boys understand what I’m saying and I can see that already. We need to lose the nervous energy. If you’re a tennis player and you’re 0-40 down, and you start thinking about the score, you’ve got no chance.

“Unfortunately, a lot of footballers these days, that’s what they do – but this group has great belief.

“So we’ve got to keep the players’ minds on the process. I believe if we do that, we’ll win a lot more games than we lose.”

The match also sees Paul Lambert take charge of his third match in the Wolves hot-seat after signing a one-year contract earlier this month.

Wolves are winless in their last nine Championship games as Lambert is yet to taste victory since his appointment and the former Norwich manager insists his side are amongst the fight to avoid relegation.

“We’re in a fight,” Lambert said at Tuesday’s preview press conference.

“If anyone is ignorant to it then they’re not looking at reality. We’re in a fight and we have to win games. It’s as simple as that.

“There are a few of us as well, there’s not too many points between mid-table and the bottom lads. It’s something we have to realise and that it’s not going to be plain sailing if we’re here for a nice little run in the table. You have to have a realism of what you’re involved in.

“I think it’s important (for players to be aware), people have to realise it and you can be oblivious to it. Before you know it you can be right in it. We have some good players but I also think they need a bit of help.”

 

 

 

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Queens Park Rangers – teamtalk.com 30 Nov 17:00

Massimo Luongo returns for QPR ahead of Wolves clash

QPR boss Ian Holloway will welcome back midfielder Massimo Luongo for Thursday’s Sky Bet Championship clash against Wolves at Lotfus Road.The Australia international missed last weekend’s defeat at Ipswich through illness but Holloway has confirmed that Luongo is fit to play.Defender Steven Caulker continues to recover from a hip problem but could return to action next week, while left-back Jack Robinson is pushing for a place after struggling with a hamstring issue.

Holloway is seeking a second win in three games since he began his second spell as manager at the club earlier this month.

Wolves defender Danny Batth will return from suspension for the trip to west London.

Batth served a one-match ban during their 2-0 defeat against Sheffield Wednesday last Saturday but the 26-year-old is expected to feature against the Hoops.

Fellow defender Mike Williamson is unavailable, however, as he remains sidelined with a glute injury.

Michal Zyro and Jordan Graham (both knee) are long-term absentees.

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Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Queens Park Rangers | BBC 30 Nov 16:56

Shodipo signs new QPR contract

Queens Park Rangers youngster Olamide Shodipo signs a new two-and-a-half-year deal with the Championship club.

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Queens Park Rangers | BBC 26 Nov 18:44

Ipswich Town 3-0 Queens Park Rangers

Ipswich Town record their biggest win of the season as they beat Ian Holloway's QPR at Portman Road.

Queens Park Rangers – teamtalk.com 26 Nov 18:32

Ipswich too good as they hit QPR for three

Ipswich eased to their biggest win of the season with a 3-0 victory coming thanks in part to a hapless error by QPR keeper Alex Smithies.

The Suffolk side had gone in at half-time a goal ahead after Grant Ward’s scuffed shot found the corner before Smithies made a mess of heading clear a long through ball, allowing Luke Varney to tap into an unguarded net.

The seal on a fantastic second half was sealed by Tom Lawrence who found the bottom of corner in a match that could have easily seen more goals for the hosts.

A poor start to the match was given a lift in the 13th minute when the first shot on target led to the opening goal.

Lawrence’s free-kick was punched away by the under-pressure Smithies and while Ward’s initial shot was blocked, his second effort somehow crept beyond the unsighted keeper and into the far corner.

Ipswich almost doubled their lead in the 32nd minute when Lawrence’s brilliant free-kick was met by Christophe Berra who somehow headed wide from the edge of the six-yard-box.

QPR’s best chance fell to Conor Washington who broke away from Luke Chambers but the striker’s shot was well blocked by the body of the advancing Bartosz Bialkowski.

The next goal was always going to be key and it came via a howler from Smithies nine minutes after the restart.

Jonathan Douglas’ long ball was a little too weighty for Varney but Smithies’ attempts to head clear out of his area only saw the ball slice behind him allowing the striker to stroke the ball into the empty net.

Minutes later, the impressive Cole Skuse fired a volley straight at Smithies after good work from David McGoldrick and Lawrence.

But it was soon three after another long-range shot from Skuse was heading wide before Lawrence controlled the ball and had time in the QPR area to find the bottom corner.

The visitors were offering little although Bialkowski had to be alert to hold onto a powerful volley from Chery in the 65th minute.

At the other end, yet another wicked delivery from Lawrence narrowly evaded both Berra and the far post before the Leicester City loanee burst through and teed up McGoldrick who missed the far post with a curling effort.

The closest QPR came was in the 77th minute when sub Sandro powerfully met Cherry’s corner but thundered his header against the post.

McGoldrick brought out the best in Smithies with a fine angled drive that was brilliantly pushed aside before a fantastic counter led by Freddie Sears saw Ward’s poked shot turned around the post by the busy QPR keeper.

Injury time saw McGoldrick just fail to chip Smithies when played in by Leon Best before Sears also sent the keeper sprawling with a low shot.

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ESPN FC - Queens Park Rangers News 26 Nov 18:14

Ipswich Town 3-0 Queens Park Rangers

Ipswich Town Queens Park Rangers 3 0 FT Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now » GameCast Lineups and Stats Ipswich eased to their biggest win of the season with a 3-0 victory coming thanks in part to a hapless error by QPR keeper Alex Smithies.The Suffolk side had gone in at half-time a goal ahead after Grant Ward's scuffed shot found the corner before Smithies made a mess of heading clear a long through ball, allowing Luke Varney to tap into an unguarded net.The seal on a fantastic second half was sealed by Tom Lawrence who found the bottom of corner in a match that could have easily seen more goals...

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Queens Park Rangers | BBC 25 Nov 15:38

Hamalainen extends QPR contract

Queens Park Rangers youngster Niko Hamalainen signs a two-year extension to his contract with the Championship club.

Queens Park Rangers – teamtalk.com 24 Nov 16:23

Adam Webster set to return for Ipswich

Ipswich could have centre-back Adam Webster available again following a hamstring problem for the visit of QPR.

Forward Leon Best is also back in training after a knee injury so could be in contention having missed the last two games.

Striker Brett Pitman has recovered ahead of schedule from an ankle problem but remains short on match fitness.

Midfielder Luke Hyam (knee) and defender Tommy Smith (back) continue their rehabilitation, along with midfielder Giles Coke following knee surgery.

Karl Henry returns from suspension for QPR.

The midfielder missed Ian Holloway’s first game in charge, the 2-1 win over Norwich last weekend, due to a one-match ban.

Steven Caulker is a doubt with a hip problem and Jack Robinson failed to emerge for the second half against the Canaries due to a hamstring issue.

Fellow defender Jake Bidwell remains on the sidelines with a shoulder injury.

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ESPN FC - Queens Park Rangers News 19 Nov 18:24

Happy return for Ian Holloway as QPR beat struggling Norwich

Queens Park Rangers Norwich City 2 1 FT Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now » GameCast Lineups and Stats Conor Washington and Sebastian Polter scored as QPR began Ian Holloway's second spell as manager with a 2-1 victory against 10-man Norwich.Tjaronn Chery missed a penalty after Norwich's Martin Olsson was sent off in the second minute at Loftus Road, but it did not prove costly.Washington netted after 21 minutes - only his second league goal for the R's - and Polter scored six minutes later after Chery atoned by setting up the German with a glorious pass. Steven Naismith reduced the deficit with 13...

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