Vital Football

Latest QPR News

Mikele: Rangers Can Do A Palace

Mikele: Rangers Can Do A Palace

Mikele Leigertwood believes that the current Rangers squad can emulate his old Crystal Palace side a few seasons ago and get to the Premier League.

The combative midfielder spoke to QPR.co.uk about the focus of the current Rangers crop and sees distinct similarities between the R`s and his former Eagles.

He said: 'I can definitely see similarities between the way we're going and how we fared at Palace a few years ago,

'Consistency and confidence are hugely important in football and whilst we've always had the latter, we've shown in recent weeks that we're capable of stringing together a long unbeaten run too.

'Every one of us is focused on the task in hand and the challenge that lies ahead - we're all in it together and the belief within the squad is massive.'


The manager that took the Eagles to the promise land was former R`s boss Iain Dowie who was given his marching orders earlier this season. Gareth Ainsworth was the man in caretaker charge of Rangers as they were defeated at Portman Road.

Leigertwood spoke prior to this weekend`s fixture against Ipswich Town live on Sky believing that Rangers are going out to win in style.

He continued: 'It's a hugely important fixture for us,' he told

'Ipswich are a very good side, who are playing well on their travels this year, but we're at home and we'll be going out to win the match in style.

'We need to beat the sides around us and that starts Saturday. We expect to beat teams at Loftus Road and our home form is mightily impressive this season.'


Rangers have incurred only one defeat in 13 games and are currently seeking to extend their run nine games unbeaten.

Leigertwood is confident in Rangers are in a strong position and tips them to make it the 'Perfect 10` unbeaten this weekend.

He said: 'Obviously we want to keep the run going, to keep us in and amongst it,' he said.

'We haven't played for a while and have dropped a few places in the table as a result, but in general the results involving the teams around us haven't been too bad and we're still in a very strong position.

'We've got a tough trip to Cardiff next week and another away match at Barnsley next weekend, so it's a massive stage of the season for us.'


We want to know YOUR thoughts!

To have your say you can comment in the space provided below, or chat about it on the forum.

TOP STORIES

One Day In History - Ipswich 1968-69.

Who R Ya - Ipswich Town.

Cook Tips Defender For Award.


Image Hosted by ImageShack.us

Image Hosted by ImageShack.us

Image Hosted by ImageShack.us

Share article via email
Writer:Boxer
Date:Thursday February 19 2009
Time: 11:43AM

Best of Euro Vital

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Khan to Fight in the UK

Login to post a comment

Recent Queens Park Rangers Articles

2016/17 Summer Transfer Deadline Tomorrow

The 2016/17 summer transfer window closes tomorrow - Wednesday August 31.

Onuoha In Team Of The Week (30/8/16)

Queens Park Rangers are represented in the latest Football League team of the week that has been selected after this week's action.

2016/17 Transfer Deadline - A Few Days Remain

Well it's almost that time of the year again, only a final few days to go before the closure of the summer transfer window for 2016/17, and with the international break...

Lap of Onuoha

A NEDUM Onuoha strike early in the second half saw Queens Park Rangers edge out Wigan Athletic in a fairly nondescript affair at the DW Stadium.

A game that never really got going was settled early in the second period when the Latics failed to clear a set-piece and the QPR skipper powered home from just inside the area.

Both sides created half chances but never really got out of first gear - with Grant Hall in particular a rock throughout to snuff out an endless array of Luke Garb

Vital QPR Social Media

Archived Vital QPR Articles

Vital QPR articles from

Have Your Say

Suggest an article
Suggest a poll
As featured on NewsNow:Queens Park Rangers newsQueens Park Rangers
News 24/7

Site Journalists

Boxer
Editor email
Profile
sandydl
no email
Profile
Superhoop50
no email
Profile
danielqpr
no email
Profile
JackSupple
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

MotM v Wigan Athletic
Suggested By:
Smithies10%
Perch0%
Onuoha41%
Hall33%
Bidwell0%
Henry0%
Luongo8%
Cousins0%
Chery0%
Ngbakoto0%
Polter8%
Borysiuk0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Huddersfield 5 4 1 0 13 4
2 Fulham 5 3 2 0 11 3
3 Barnsley 5 3 0 2 9 4
4 Newcastle 5 3 0 2 9 4
5 Q.P.R. 5 3 0 2 9 3
6 Bristol City 5 3 0 2 9 2
7 Forest 5 3 0 2 9 0
8 Brighton 5 2 2 1 8 4
9 Wolves 5 2 2 1 8 3
10 Birmingham 5 2 2 1 8 2
11 Ipswich 5 2 2 1 8 1
12 Norwich 5 2 2 1 8 1
13 Burton 5 2 1 2 7 1
14 Brentford 5 2 1 2 7 1
15 Reading 5 2 1 2 7 -3
16 Aston Villa 5 1 2 2 5 0
17 Cardiff 5 1 2 2 5 -2
18 Derby County 5 1 2 2 5 -2
19 Sheff Wed 5 1 2 2 5 -3
20 Wigan 5 1 1 3 4 0
21 Leeds Utd 5 1 1 3 4 -4
22 Rotherham 5 1 1 3 4 -9
23 Preston 5 1 0 4 3 -2
24 Blackburn 5 0 1 4 1 -8
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Queens Park Rangers Results (view all)

Queens Park Rangers Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.QPR4Me23
2.rodneeranger1
3.jezza991
4.ImSitiv1
5.dustman1
6.DMD_QPR1
7.Aussie QPR1
8.Boxer1