Rob Green bemoans QPR’s decision to sell ace

Robert Green QPR goalkeeperRobert Green has said QPR acted too hastily when they allowed Heidar Helguson to leave the club and join Cardiff.

Helguson was part of the side which achieved promotion two years ago and was instrumental in keeping the club in the Premier League last season when he was the top scorer at Loftus Road.

Neil Warnock was desperate to keep him and managed to persuade the then owners not to allow him to leave, but he was eventually moved on to Cardiff, who have just been crowned champions of the Championship and Green has slammed the decision.

He told West London Sport: “Robin van Persie has scored about as many goals as us this season. I think that says it all really.

“The lack of goals has been clear for all to see and I think Andrew Johnson getting injured and missing the season hasn’t helped.

“For me, another factor has been that the top scorer from last season was sold. That was a big decision.

“I say that with no disrespect to Jay [Bothroyd], who has also not played many games and has managed to score and play well when he has come in.

“But to sell someone like Helguson, who helped the club get up, was the top scorer last season and has helped Cardiff get promoted this season, I think had an effect.”

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