No need for QPR to panic just yet

FanZoner Chris King insists recent displays have shown fans signs that progress is being made, despite QPR’s position in the bottom three.


Austin maestro | Queens Park Rangers striker Charlie Austin celebrates his wonder-strike. (Image | Sky Sports)
Austin maestro | Queens Park Rangers striker Charlie Austin celebrates his wonder-strike. (Image | Sky Sports)

Queens Park Rangers head in to October with just one win from six matches after a 2-1 defeat by Southampton – but fingers should not be hovering nervously above the panic button just yet.

Despite a wonder-strike by Charlie Austin, who controlled a cross from Junior Hoilett on his right foot before swivelling on to his left and smashing the ball past Saints goalkeeper Fraser Forster.

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QPR must tighten up after lucky draw

QPR FanZoner Chris King hails Niko Kranjcar after the midfielder earned Queens Park Rangers a draw against Stoke City.


In the Nik of time | Niko Kranjcar rescues a point for Queens Park Rangers with an exquisite free kick. (Image | The Malay Mail Online)
In the Nik of time | Niko Kranjcar rescues a point for Queens Park Rangers with a late free kick. (Image | The Malay Mail Online)

Only an exquisite free kick from Niko Kranjcar saved Queens Park Rangers from defeat against Stoke City as Mark Hughes returned to Loftus Road on Saturday.

Rangers had been outplayed by the visitors for vast swathes of the game, with Mauricio Isla at fault for both of the visitors’ goals either side of half-time.

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Striker shortage a worry for Rangers

QPR FanZoner Chris King believes the Rs had a positive transfer window but may rue their failure to land a new striker.


Lo blow | Loic Remy has left Queens Park Rangers for Chelsea, and short up front. (Image | The Palestine Telegraph)
Lo blow | Loic Remy has left Queens Park Rangers for Chelsea, and short up front. (Image | The Palestine Telegraph)

Queens Park Rangers played their inevitable part in the madness of Transfer Deadline Day on Monday, sealing deals for past and present Spurs pair Niko Kranjcar and Sandro.

Bolstering the midfield following the devastating news that Alejandro Faurlin will be out for up to nine months with another cruciate ligament injury was clearly a priority for manager Harry Redknapp.

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