Vital Football

Latest QPR News

Rushden Gamble On Ford

Rushden Gamble On Ford

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


Former QPR defender Josh Ford has completed his move away from W12 by joining Rushden and Diamonds.

The Blue Square Premier outfit has taken on Ford as cover for injuries as their season draws to a close in mid-table security.

He had been a free agent following his release from Rangers in January and has been searching for a contract ever since.

Manager and former Tottenham defender Justin Edinburgh admits that he took advice from Gareth Ainsworth on the deal, and has never personally seen him play.

Speaking to the Northamptonshire Evening Telegraph Edinburgh indicated that it is a calculated gamble.

He said: 'Today will be the first time I've met the lad as, to be honest, I haven't even seen him train or play.

'So it's a gamble. But it won't cost us anything because the window has closed for transfers and loan deals.

'This is an opportunity for him to show us that he will be worth a contract next season."


Ford made the move to QPR after coming up through the ranks at Bristol City, and made quite an impression on the youth system with a string of useful defensive displays.

Unfortunately it hadn`t worked out for him in W12 as he trialled with Swansea City and Cardiff City before joining up with Salisbury City after the turn of the New Year.

In the other direction comes Chris Arthur who has failed to impress in his brief period at Nene Park off the back of a disappointing spell at rivals Kettering Town.

He made two appearances for Diamonds giving away a last minute penalty on his debut against Mansfield Town which Robert Duffy duly dispatched.

Edinburgh said that this was a gamble that has ultimately failed in its original intention.

He said: 'He has gone back and it was another gamble which hasn't paid off directly.

'However, it did work by having an effect on Marcus Kelly who gave the right response.'


Your Thoughts…

Have your say on the forum

Follow us on Twitter

Become our friend on Facebook - Add Vital Queens Park Rangers



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

Writer:Boxer
Date:Thursday April 2 2009
Time: 12:37PM

Best of Vital Network

Login to post a comment

Recent Queens Park Rangers Articles

QPR - Football League Dates 2016/17

The Football League, or the brainless EFL rebrand, have today released the key dates for the coming 2016/17 season.

Who Will QPR Face In 2016/17 (26/4/16)

With less than a handful of games remaining in the 2015/16 campaign, some promotions and relegations in the football pyramid are already known.

Stats: QPR v Reading

All the stats from QPR (1) vs (1) Reading, Loftus Road, 23.04.16 - 15.00 Att: 16225

Hall Heads QPR To Point

QUEENS Park Rangers and Reading played out a 1-1 draw in another end of season damp squib at Loftus Road.

While it was fairly even as a contest, Reading`s profligacy in front of goal preserved

Archived Vital QPR Articles

Vital QPR articles from
As featured on NewsNow: Real Madrid news
Real Madrid 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 Reading
Suggested By:
Ingram30%
Perch0%
Onuoha5%
Hall5%
Kpekawa0%
Phillips0%
Faurlin25%
Luongo10%
Gladwin0%
Chery20%
Polter0%
Petrasso5%
El-Khayati0%
Washington0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Middlesbrough 45 26 10 9 88 32
2 Burnley 44 24 15 5 87 33
3 Brighton 44 24 15 5 87 30
4 Hull City 44 23 11 10 80 31
5 Derby County 44 21 14 9 77 24
6 Sheff Wed 44 18 17 9 71 19
7 Cardiff 44 17 16 11 67 8
8 Ipswich 44 16 15 13 63 0
9 Birmingham 45 16 14 15 62 4
10 Brentford 44 17 8 19 59 -2
11 Preston 44 14 16 14 58 -1
12 Leeds Utd 44 14 16 14 58 -7
13 Q.P.R. 44 13 18 13 57 0
14 Wolves 44 13 15 16 54 -6
15 Reading 44 13 13 18 52 -4
16 Huddersfield 44 13 12 19 51 -3
17 Forest 44 12 15 17 51 -5
18 Blackburn 44 11 16 17 49 -3
19 Rotherham 44 13 10 21 49 -13
20 Bristol City 44 12 13 19 49 -20
21 Fulham 44 11 15 18 48 -11
R MK Dons 44 9 12 23 39 -28
R Charlton 44 8 13 23 37 -38
R Bolton 44 4 15 25 27 -40
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Queens Park Rangers Results (view all)

Queens Park Rangers Fixtures (view all)

May 2 2016 4:45PM : Burnley (a)
Sky Bet Championship
May 7 2016 12:30PM : Bristol City (H)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Superhoop5028
2.QPR4Me26
3.sandydl8
4.Clarets R Mad7
5.jezza996
6.NZ ranger5
7.qprharrod5
8.rodneeranger4
9.jdqpr18824
10.harrow-ranger4