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Ramsey: Austin and Spurs striker deserve England calls

Chris Ramsey has given Charlie Austin and Harry Kane his backing. Credit: PA

QPR boss Chris Ramsey thinks Charlie Austin and Spurs man Harry Kane could soon be partnering up for England.

The duo are the two most in-form English forwards in the lead, and Ramsey thinks they should both receive an international in the near future.

I think they are both very good players, both hard-working, both very focused, and I'm sure that they would be a match for any defence if they played together.

I think Harry Kane has been good enough for England for a while.

We tend to bash a lot of the young players in and around the clubs.

We tend to look at people from abroad and just automatically think they are better, just because they are from other countries with exotic names.

It's not just Harry Kane I'm thinking of - I'm looking at loads of other clubs with loads of other English players that could be considered for the Premier League.

– Chris Ramsey

QPR defender Onuoha suffers laceration to the face

Nedum Onuoha suffered a nasty cut. Credit: SWP/Kicca

QPR defender Nedum Onuoha could face a spell on the sidelines after being on the wrong end of his team-mate.

The former Manchester City man was involved in a collision with Steven Caulker, resulting in Onuoha suffering a painful looking facial injury.

Onuoha was subsequently taken off, but Shaun Wright-Phillips put his injury on social media site Kicca for the world to see.


QPR announce £10m loss as player costs go down

QPR have made efforts to reduce costs. Credit: PA

Premier League strugglers QPR have announced a loss of £9.8million for the leading to May 2014.

The club also stated it had reduced it's expenditure by £22million, helped by lower player costs, which a statement said is 'a trend that will continue'.

Shareholders have written off £60million in loans to help the club who sit 17th in the league.

Ramsey hoping holistic approach can help QPR

Chris Ramsey is keen to take his players away. Credit: PA

QPR head coach Chris Ramsey is looking to a take his players on a mid-season break, as he attempts to fight off relegation.

The strugglers lost 2-1 against Hull at the weekend, but now have a week free due to Tottenham being in the League Cup Final, giving QPR time for a little escape from London.

We're looking into taking them away - not as a reward, for a training camp.

We believe that getting together, going through and planning what we want to do for these last 12 games is going to be very important.

The grounds are not very good here at the moment and our training pitch gets flooded despite the efforts of the groundsmen, who have done very well for us this season.

We think that if we can get away for a bit of different scenery and look at things in a more holistic manner, it will be better for us.

We'll try to cram in more quality training in a more relaxed situation.

– Chris Ramsey

Former Man Utd man claims authorities let football down

Former England defender Rio Ferdinand says FIFA and UEFA have "let football down" by failing to eradicate racism.

Ferdinand feels let down by UEFA and FIFA. Credit: PA

Ferdinand was responding to the shameful incident in Paris this week in which Chelsea supporters prevented a black man from boarding a train while chanting: "We're racist and that's the way we like it."

The ex-Manchester United man, now with QPR, wrote on Twitter on Saturday that "complacency" has allowed racism to prevail and reiterated those comments in a column for the Sun on Sunday.

To be fair to the (Football Association), they have done more than most to try to eradicate racism from the stands.

We are the standard-bearers. It's not like going to parts of Eastern Europe when you would be thinking to yourself 'what are we going to get here?'. Even those people who are racists here tend to go into a stadium and turn the mute button on for 90 minutes.

But the game as a whole has to take a zero-tolerance approach. For years it's been clear than FIFA and UEFA have shied away from doing what they needed to do. They have let football down time and time again.

– QPR defender Rio Ferdinand writing in the Sun on Sunday


Fernandes and Ferdinand watch QPR at Hull

QPR chairman Tony Fernandes with director of football Les Ferdinand. Credit: Reuters

QPR chairman Tony Fernandes with director of football Les Ferdinand in the stands at Hull, where the London side fell behind to a Nikica Jelavic volley.

Rangers captain Joey Barton was sent off for a ninth time in his career after lashing out at Tom Huddlestone, but Charlie Austin equalised minutes later with a header from Matt Phillips' cross.

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