UK time is: 15:44:52
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Walton Relishes West Country Challenge

Simon Walton completed his move to Plymouth Argyle from QPR today, and is delighted with the transfer to Home Park.

Barely a year on from Walton signing for the R`s and subsequently breaking his leg against Fulham, he has seen two managers leave and the outlook in W12 change dramatically.

Walton signed for Rangers from Charlton Athletic in a deal worth 200,000, after brief loan spells at Cardiff City and Ipswich Town, and the combative midfielder was delighted with his latest switch,

"The move is massive." Walton told PAFC.co.uk

'Over the past year with injuries, I've hit bit of a brick wall so I think this is an ideal place to get back on track and get where I want to be personally and as part of the team as well."

The Pilgrims beat their transfer record for the third tie this year as Walton`s deal topped the deal taking Steve McLean to Home Park for 500,000 from Sheffield Wednesday back in January of this year.

Ironically enough Walton`s only league start came for the R`s at Home Park, as he played the entire match at centre back with now Wolverhampton Wanderers striker Sylvan Ebanks-Blake put the R`s to the sword with a well taken double, the latter in the final minute.

'It's really exciting' continued Walton

'It's a fresh start for me and I want to make the best start possible.

'It'll be a tough game but there are tough games in this league.

'I think that it's even harder this year in terms of picking out two teams that are going to finish near the top.

'It's very hard league to predict and anyone is in with a chance at both ends.'


Simon Walton started his career with home town club Leeds United, where his combative midfield style won the hearts of the Leeds faithful. He fell out of favour after a plethora of midfielders were introduced to the side following relegation to the Championship.

Iain Dowie moved to sign the young midfielder for Charlton Athletic for 500k, but due to the untimely nature of his departure, loan spells with Cardiff City and Ipswich Town followed.

The R`s moved to sign the midfielder for 200k, but after breaking his leg in a pre-season friendly, Walton was loaned out to Hull City with manager Luigi De Canio unwilling to try the player.

After helping the Tigers to promotion, Walton came back to the R`s and played some pre-season fixtures for the R`s, but Dowie opted not to keep Simon with midfielders at surplus in W12.

TOP STORIES

Reports Reveal Dowie Arguments.

Rangers Benefit From Flavio`s Elite Links.

The Brentford Take-Over Saga.


Image Hosted by ImageShack.us

Image Hosted by ImageShack.us




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!




Join the FREE Telegraph Championship Fantasy Football League!

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The journalist

Writer: Boxer Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday August 6 2008

Time: 6:06PM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Queens Park Rangers Articles

QPR v WBA - Match Preview (Friday December 19 2014)

Defoe & Crouch January Targets? (Thursday December 18 2014)

QPR MotM Against Everton (Thursday December 18 2014)

Irish Striker Arrives For Talks? (Wednesday December 17 2014)

Striker Signs Pro Deal With QPR (Wednesday December 17 2014)

Justice for Jeff (Wednesday December 17 2014)

Individual Mistakes Are Costing Us - Fer (Tuesday December 16 2014)

Redknapp Looks To Everton Positives (Tuesday December 16 2014)

QPR MotM v Everton? (Tuesday December 16 2014)

Everton Ease Past QPR (Monday December 15 2014)

Archived Queens Park Rangers Articles

List All Vital QPR Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. QPR4Me 23
2. The Uncredibale Hulk 19
3. rodneeranger 16
4. Superhoop50 16
5. sandydl 14
6. DMD_QPR 12
7. dustman 8
8. jezza99 8
9. paulrangers 8
10. ImSitiv 6

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Everton 3 - 1 Q.P.R.
Q.P.R. 2 - 0 Burnley
Swansea 2 - 0 Q.P.R.
Q.P.R. 3 - 2 Leicester City
Newcastle 1 - 0 Q.P.R.
Q.P.R. 2 - 2 Man City

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
14. WBA 16 4 5 7 -5 17
15. Sunderland 16 2 10 4 -10 16
16. Crystal Palace 16 3 6 7 -5 15
17. Burnley 16 3 6 7 -13 15
18. Q.P.R. 16 4 2 10 -13 14
19. Hull City 16 2 7 7 -8 13
20. Leicester City 16 2 4 10 -12 10

Breaking League News

Man City v Palace - How Will It Go?
Crystal Palace : 19/12/2014 15:42:00
Wenger - Liverpool Is Still A Special Game
Arsenal : 19/12/2014 15:39:00
Arsenal Games Switched For TV
Arsenal : 19/12/2014 15:28:00
Bellerin To Play With More Freedom Now
Arsenal : 19/12/2014 15:18:00
Wenger - Monaco Completes The Circle
Arsenal : 19/12/2014 15:08:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

QPR v West Brom
Suggested By:  Site Staff
QPR win 50%
Draw 50%
West Brom win 0%