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Queens Park Rangers: The Hoops

Started on 5 February 2016 by LFC
Latest Reply on 16 February 2016 by Jack

Facundo Ferreyra finding form in second England spell

He may have struggled with the physical demands of English football during his loan stint at Newcastle United last year but Argentine striker Facundo Ferreyra has certainly had no trouble finding the net with Queens Park Rangers.

The 24-year-old endured a tricky loan spell at Newcastle in the Premier League last season and was not involved in a single competitive fixture for The Magpies.

Shakhtar boss Mircea Lucescu immediately made him available for loan again, although he did feature in their first game of the season with an impressive display, finishing off the performance with a goal.

Queens Park Rangers boss Danny Murphy entered talks with Shakhtar and the two parties quickly came to an agreement for Ferreyra to spend another season on loan in England.

And it didn't take long for the striker to find the net, scoring in his second game for QPR. Now at the end of November, Ferreyra has nailed down his place in Murphy's squad with nine goals in seventeen appearances in all competitions.

His partnership with Scottish winger Matt Phillips has been particularly notable. Phillips has provided the majority of Ferreyra's goals from crossed from the right flank and has created a total of eleven goals in all competitions, earning him some interest from top flight clubs West Ham United and Swansea City.

Ferreyra has, for the most part, looked able to cope with the physical side of English football in the Championship and QPR fans will be hoping his goalscoring form continues until the end of the season.

Ferreyra Is a great player hopefully you can make him unstoppable.

Queens Park Rangers - November Results

Derby County 1-1 Queens Park Rangers
Tom Ince (50)
Matt Phillips (82)
Tom Ince, 8.3

*Derby County's Bradley Johnson was sent off for a two footed lunge on Matt Phillips in the 78th minute, allowing QPR a way back into the game.

Queens Park Rangers 4-1 Preston North End
Facundo Ferrerya (2, 83), Matt Phillips (40), Gabriele Angella (59)
Eoin Doyle (43)
Yun Suk-Young, 9.0

*Preston North End midfielder Neil Kilkenny was sent off in first half stoppage time after picking up a second yellow card for tripping QPR left back Yun Suk-Young. The score at the time was 2-1.

**Gabriele Angella scored his first goal for QPR, powering a header past the helpless Anders Lindegaard. Angella is on loan from Premier League side Watford and has recently returned from a lengthy injury spell.

Middlesbrough 0-3 Queens Park Rangers
Alejandro Faurlín (Pen 8, 14), Matt Phillips (9)
Alejandro Faurlín, 8.8

*Middlesbrough manager Aitor Karanka was sacked after the loss with promotion hopefuls Boro in the relegation zone in 22nd place at the end of November.

Queens Park Rangers 1-1 Leeds United
Alejandro Faurlín (Pen 43)
Souleymane Doukara (37)
Alejandro Faurlín, 8.0

*QPR winger Álvaro Vadillo was down injured as Leeds United scored the opener. The Spaniard suffered a gash to his head and was visibly bleeding.

**However, the penalty which gave QPR their equalizer was just as controversial with Lewis Cook making minimal contact with Facundo Ferreyra before the Argentine striker fell to the floor.

*Danny Murphy was among the frontrunners for the Manager of the Month award for the second consecutive month. Having finished second last month, he dropped to third as MK Dons boss Karl Robinson triumphed over Murphy and Bristol City's Phil Parkinson.

**Alejandro Faurlín scored three goals in QPR's four games this month from the centre of the park but it wasn't enough for him to win the Player of the Month award, losing out to the in-form Jordan Bowery, who scored six goals in four games last month. Tom Ince completed the lineup.
Great month, keep building LFC!
Two great months on the trot, keep it up!
Great to see you coming into the Play-Off arena in such a vital part of the season, just maintain the good form that you're in and this season will be nothing less than a success

OFFICIAL: Green joins Pumas as Smithies takes centre stage

The transfer saga revolving around Queens Park Rangers goalkeeper Robert Green has finally come to a conclusion as the 35-year-old signs for Mexican side Pumas de la UNAM.

It had been reported for months that QPR boss Danny Murphy was looking to move Green on before his contract expired at the end of the season but the former England goalkeeper rejected approaches from Turkish side Beşiktaş and French side Troyes due to a disagreement over his wage.

Green's wage at Loftus Road (thought to be around £40k per week) was Murphy's main reason for trying to find another club for him but it looked like he wasn't going anywhere for a while.

So it is perhaps surprising then that Green accepted the contract offer from Pumas who are only expected to be paying him around £16k per week, meaning that the ex-West Ham keeper will be taking a pay cut of more than 50%.

Green had previously asked to leave QPR after a reported disagreement between himself and Murphy when Green raised questions over the team's performance levels and league position. Since the news of the falling out was leaked, however, QPR have moved right up the table into 7th place.

Former Huddersfield 'keeper Alex Smithies has been starting ahead of Green in the league for a few months now and says he is confident in his ability to make the step up to being first team goalkeeper permanently.

"Rob has taught me a lot in the short time I've been with the club and it's been an honour to work with him. Obviously things haven't worked out for him here and he's off to Mexico now so it's time for me to really make this spot my own.

The last couple of months have been great because Danny's given me a lot of first team football which is all I'm after and now it's nice to feel like I really am that number one keeper."

Green played his last game for QPR in their 1-0 loss to Bristol City.
interesting move for Rob Green, dont know what has lured him to mexico though

Queens Park Rangers - December Results

Reading 3-0 Queens Park Rangers
Matej Vydra (1, 27), Simon Cox (50)
Matej Vydra (Reading), 8.8

Queens Park Rangers 1-3 Burnley
Alejandro Faurlín (Pen 14)
Andre Gray (2, 78), David Jones (81)
Andre Gray (Burnley), 9.1

Queens Park Rangers 0-0 Brighton and Hove Albion
Yun Suk-Young (QPR), 8.0

Bristol City 1-0 Queens Park Rangers
Jonathan Kodjia (27)
Scott Wagstaff (Bristol City), 8.2

*QPR's Rob Green played his last match for the club the day before flying off to Mexico to join up with new team Pumas de la UNAM.

Ipswich Town 0-0 Queens Park Rangers
Bartosz Bialkowski (Ipswich), 8.2

Queens Park Rangers 3-0 Huddersfield
Jamie Mackie (2), Facundo Ferreyra (4), Martin Cranie OG (88)
Alejandro Faurlín (QPR), 9.0

*Facundo Ferreyra scored his 10th goal of the season for QPR in all competitions.

**Danny Murphy changed his tactic to a 4-2-4 wide and the two strikers played their parts to seal the club's first win in six games.

Horrid month, you really didn't need that!
Very tough month to take, team meeting time!
Hopefully just a blip after your form had turned around!
Gutted to see you slip back into a bad run of form, hopefully you can come back strong!

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