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QPR pay tribute to club legend Stan Bowles

Bowles is considered QPR's greatest ever player. Credit: PA

QPR have dedicated today's Championship match against Rotherham to club legend Stan Bowles, who was recently diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.

Bowles will attend the match with family and friends, while the club are also encouraging supporters to support the Alzheimer's society and a fund which has been set up after Bowles' diagnosis.

He was the star of what is widely considered to be QPR's greatest ever team in 1975/76, when the Super Hoops finished one point behind Division One champions Liverpool.

Bowles, who scored 97 league goals for the West London side in 315 league appearances, will walk onto the Loftus Road pitch today 15 minutes before kick-off.


QPR striker hits back at West Ham co-chairman claims

Charlie Austin was not happy with David Sullivan. Credit: PA

Charlie Austin has issued a response to West Ham co-chairman David Sullivan over claims the QPR striker is an injury risk.

Sullivan stated that Austin had 'no knee ligaments', which was the reason West Ham would not be signing the striker.

In a statement published on Twitter, Austin says he was left with no choice but to defend himself against the claims.

QPR sign goalkeeper Alex Smithies from Huddersfield

Smithies has left Huddersfield after 15 years at the club. Credit: PA

QPR have completed the £1.5m signing of goalkeeper Alex Smithies from Huddersfield on a three-year deal.

The 25 year-old has made 247 league appearances at Huddersfield having joined the club initially as part of the youth set-up in 2000.

He will challenge Rob Green for a starting berth at Loftus Road and may even find himself playing regularly sooner rather than later with Green heavily linked to his former club, West Ham, this week.


Charlton too good for relegated QPR

Morgan Fox got the second. Credit: PA

Charlton pair Tony Watt and Morgan Fox ensured QPR crashed to a 2-0 defeat on their return to the Championship.

The visitors, relegated from the Premier League, found life difficult back in the second tier and were outwitted in their opening-day London derby.

Substitute Watt made an instant impact by scoring just seven minutes following his introduction at the start of the second half. And Fox scored his first Addicks goal to kill off QPR for good on a poor afternoon for Chris Ramsey's side at The Valley.

QPR secure signing of former Spurs and Liverpool man

Konchesky has joined QPR on loan. Credit: PA

Leicester defender Paul Konchesky has joined Championship side QPR on a season-long loan.

The 34-year-old - who has over 550 career appearances - is now in line to make his Rangers debut against Charlton on Saturday.

"I know what QPR as a club are all about having played here over the years - the fans demand 100 per cent and that's what I give every time I step on to the pitch," Konchesky said.

"I can't wait to get going and help this club bounce back from last season's relegation."

QPR sign former Newcastle defender Perch from Wigan

QPR have signed former Newcastle defender James Perch from Wigan for an undisclosed fee.

The 29 year-old has penned a three-year deal with Chris Ramsey's side after impressing for the relegated Latics last season.

Perch picked up Wigan's players' player of the year award for successive campaigns in April after a string of impressive performances in defence and midfield.

The versatile defender has 65 Premier League appearances under his belt for Newcastle and scored for Wigan at Loftus Road in the Championship play-off semi-final second leg in May 2014.

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