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Season Preview: Queens Park Rangers

Queens Park Rangers bounced back into the Premier League at the first time of asking, albeit via the playoff system. Harry Redknapp’s men had to do it the hard way after only finishing 4th in the SkyBet Championship but will be hoping to finally establish themselves in the countries top flight.

Key Player: QPR have significantly strengthened defensively with the arrivals of Rio Ferdinand and Stephen Caulker. However assuming he stays at the club, Loic Remy and his goals will be key to how high QPR perform this season. When fit last season, he was deadly in front of goal, albeit for Newcastle. If QPR do keep him and he replicates this form, the club should be fairly comfortable in the league.

Transfers In:
Rio Ferdinand – Free (Manchester United)
Stephen Caulker – £8m (Cardiff City)
Jordan Mutch – £6m (Cardiff City)
Mauricio Isla – Loan (Juventus)

Transfers Out:
Esteban Granero – £3.5m (Real Sociedad)
Gary O’Neil – Free (Norwich City)
Aaron Hughes – Free (Brighton)
Yossi Benayoun – Free (Maccabi Haifa)
Stephane M’bia – Released
Andy Johnson – Released
Luke Young – Released
Ji Sung Park – Retired

Last season’s finish: 4th (SkyBet Championship, Playoff Winners)
Predicted League Finish: 13th

When QPR were last in premier league two season ago, they assembled an expensive, highly paid squad, who failed quite spectacularly. Since then a lot of these players have since moved on and instead QPR now seem to have a more balanced squad of team players rather than individuals.
Charlie Austin was an excellent acquisition last season however time will tell if he can be a hit in the Premier League or if he is just a Championship player. QPR probably need a little more quality in Central Midfield before the end of the transfer window.

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