Vital Football

Latest QPR News

Ainsworth Explains Vine Comeback

Ainsworth Explains Vine Comeback

Vital QPR - Breaking News
JavaScript must be enabled for the RSS Scrollbox Widget to work.


Gareth Ainsworth believed that it was never the intention of Paulo Sousa to bring injured forward Rowan Vine straight back into first team action.

Paulo Sousa surprised many when Rowan Vine was named among the substitutes for the R`s midweek win over Swansea City, a decision that was met with warm applause from the Loftus Road crowd who knew to well the trials that the former Portsmouth forward had come through.

Gareth Ainsworth revealed that the injury crisis that Rangers found themselves in with both Wayne Routledge and Dexter Blackstock sidelined, prompted Sousa to reluctantly select Vine ahead of schedule.

The reserve team manager spoke to QPR.co.uk in the build up to this evening`s clash with Charlton reserves at Stonebridge Road saying that Vine`s re-introduction was always set to be through the second string.

He said: 'It was always our intention to bring Rowan back at Reserve team level, which is pretty much standard procedure with any long-term injury.

'Injuries to one or two forced us to bring him back into the squad last night, but thankfully the result went our way and we didn't need to risk him and we've managed to stick to the protocol.'


Vine has been pencilled in to start against the Addicks reserves alongside fellow first team squad members Angelo Balanta, Romone Rose and Antonio German. A relatively young side travels to the home of Blue Square Premier outfit Ebbsfleet looking to pick up a positive result.

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.





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

Writer:Boxer
Date:Wednesday March 18 2009
Time: 4:10PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Queens Park Rangers Articles

Instant Reactions - Birmingham v QPR (16/12/17)

Following today's clash between Birmingham City and Queens Park Rangers, here are the instant reactions from both managers.

Stats: Birmingham City v Queens Park Rangers

All the stats from Birmingham City (1) vs (2) Queens Park Rangers, St Andrew's, 16/12/17 Att: 20,107

Mackie To Serve A Suspension This Week - 15/12/17

Queens Park Rangers' James Mackie will be out of action this week as he serves an automatic suspension.

Officials - Birmingham v QPR (16/12/17)

The Football League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game between Birmingham City and Queens Park Rangers this Saturday.

Queens Park Rangers Social Media

Queens Park Rangers Archived Articles

Vital QPR articles from
As featured on NewsNow:Queens Park Rangers newsQueens Park RangersNews 24/7

Site Journalists

Write for Vital QPR
Write For Vital QPR
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

Birmingham MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Smithies2%
Baptiste0%
Onuoha0%
Robinson76%
Wszolek0%
Scowen0%
Luongo0%
Freeman0%
Bidwell0%
Washington0%
Smith7%
Sub - Sylla0%
Sub - Osayi-Samuel0%
Sub - Hall15%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Queens Park Rangers Results (view all)

Queens Park Rangers Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.The Uncredibale Hulk31
2.dustman10
3.jezza993
4.DMD_QPR3
5.danielqpr3
Vital Football Comment