Queens Park Rangers were promoted to the Premier League last season and managed to scrape survival to continue their glory in Premier League football. With Tony Fernandes swooping in at the last minute to take over the club as Chairman in summer 2011, he frantically started dishing out the cash to build a Premier League worthy squad. Queens Park Rangers signed a huge 16 players last season to develop and advance their team. With them fighting the relegation battle was that squad good enough? Do they need to sign further players this summer to ensure they’re not fighting for survival again? Or does the team just need time to take shape?
With QPR’s massive 16 man signing last season arguably they do not need to sign anymore players this summer. They need to form a structured and disciplined squad to give them a chance to become an ongoing Premier League club. Yet there are areas of the squad that needs to be strengthened. With the Joey Barton incident pending, and Shaun Derry reaching his later years, there is room for another central midfielder, however with the return of Alejandro Faurlin brewing, the R’s fans would like to see the Argentine back making first team status.
The club this morning announced that Jamie Mackie has been rewarded with a one year extension to his current contract committing himself to the club until 2015 presenting that he is a vital player in the club’s future. Another original R’s player who helped the club with their promotion into the Premier League was last night rewarded for this efforts and contribution to the club. Clint Hill received both Players Player and Supporters Player awards after being called back to the club from a Championship loan deal with Nottingham Forest giving him 22 appearances for The R’s this season. Hill’s contract ends this summer with QPR however many R’s fans are looking for another contract to be signed for the club.
Loan deals made of Samba Diakite and Taye Taiwo in the January transfer window, the Rangers fans will be looking to the club to make permanent signings as both players played a fundamental role in the survival of relegation.
Recent transfer rumours for Queens Park Rangers are the Daily Mirror reported that the club had an interest in signing Victor Moses from Wigan. Moses would be a great addition to the QPR squad as a versatile winger replacing Shaun Wright-Philips who has not lived up to the expectations of the fans. QPR have also been linked with Alessandro Del Piero from Juventus as he revealed that he would love the chance to play in England following his release. Rangers on paper show they have a quality strike force, it would be unnecessary for The R’s to bring in a 37 year old Italian to strengthen that, it would be a wasteful signing. An extreme signing suggestion would be to invest in a player like Jordan Rhodes from Huddersfield Town. He is a strong striker and under the reins of Mark Hughes can develop and progress as a player and become a potential excellent forward.
With the changeover of managers during the season Queens Park Rangers this summer should look into spending time reforming the team and producing a cohesive strong side. Mark Hughes needs to build and strengthen the squad allowing the players to work together creatively on the pitch to produce results in the upcoming season.
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