Championship Season Preview 2006/07 – Queens Park Rangers

Post by David Walker

Queens Park Rangers

Odds: 150/1

Last Five Seasons2005/06 – 21 (Championship), 2004/05 – eleven (Championship), 2003/04 – 2 (League One, Promoted), 2002/03 – 4 (League One), 2001/02 – 8 (League One).

2005/06 Cup ProgressFA Cup Third Round vs Blackburn Rovers (a) – lost 3-.Carling Cup Initial Round vs Northampton City (a) – misplaced three-.

Best Aim Scorer 2005/06: Marc Nygaard (striker) and Gareth Ainsworth (midfield) – 9 ambitions.

Gamers InDamion Stewart (Harbour View – No cost), Nick Ward (Perth Glory – Totally free), Egutu Oliseh (La Louviere – Free), Armel Tchakounte (Unattached – Free of charge), Adam Czerkas (Odra Wodzislaw – Mortgage).

Gamers OutRichard Langley (Luton City – No cost), Dean Sturridge (Kidderminster Harriers – No cost), Ugo Ukah (Nourese Calcio – Totally free), Georges Santos (Launched), Ryan Johnson (Introduced), Sammy Youssouf (Released), Luke Townsend (Released).

Queens Park Rangers finished 1 area above the bottom 3 final period but had been eight points clear of their nearest rival, third from bottom Crewe Alexandra. Gary Waddock replaces former manager Ian Holloway, acquiring taken more than the post total time soon after currently being placed in short-term charge from February until finally the end of final time.

Waddock has had to function on a constrained budget in spite of Premiership curiosity for defender Danny Shittu. Chairman Gianni Paladini insists he will not accept significantly less than £3 million, the sum which will set off a release clause in the centre back’s contract. Watford have had a bid rejected even though Leeds United and West Bromwich Albion have the two shown curiosity in the previous Charlton Athletic player who moved to Loftus Street for £350,000 in 2002.

Regardless of a lack of transfer income accessible, Waddock has signed a number of gamers to boost the squad subsequent season. Jamaican defender Damion Stewart, who made above 25 appearances for Bradford City on mortgage final season, joined Rangers on a totally free transfer from Harbour View. Cameroon global midfielder Armel Tchakounte, who invested time training at Loftus Road final period, also signed a long term contract.

Polish striker Adam Czerkas signed a one 12 months loan deal from Odra Wodzislaw which will grow to be everlasting at the stop of the period, even though Nick Ward and Egutu Oliseh have equally signed long term two year contracts. Australian Ward, who has represented his nation at under twenty level, signed on a totally free transfer from Perth Glory, while Oliseh spent the very last campaign at Belgian outfit La Louviere following spells with 4 French sides.

VerdictManager Gary Waddock could be up towards it in his very first season in cost at Loftus Road. There is a lack of goals in the aspect and his new signings are generally untested in English football. The 5/two on relegation could be value taking, taking into consideration Rangers only completed just above the drop zone last season.

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