UK time is: 07:34:06
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Waddock Pleased With Reserves Switch

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


Former Queens Park Rangers midfielder and current Aldershot boss Gary Waddock is pleased with the R`s reserves switch to the Recreation Ground.

Speaking to theshots.co.uk the former QPR boss was delighted to see Rangers move from Loftus Road to the Recreation Ground.

'It is great to have QPR reserves at the EBB for next season," he said.

"It is a similar situation to when we had Reading Reserves a couple of seasons ago. It provides me and Martin (Kuhl) the opportunity to keep tabs with Combination football on the doorstep too."

Another positive for Waddock was the links he could develop with his former club and a great deal of effort has been undertaken by the club to secure this deal.

'Importantly though it also enables Aldershot as a club to develop good, positive links with a Championship outfit and that is something that is encouraging.

'Our Secretary Graham Hortop has undertaken a great deal of time and effort as this arrangement has been confirmed and he should be greatly credited for his involvement.

'For QPR though it also enables their reserve team to play on such a fine surface too and one that we are so proud of here at Aldershot.'


This move comes in response to the state of the playing surface at Loftus Road last season with players expressing their concerns.

The deal is seen to be mutually beneficial to both clubs with Rangers able to retain a good surface in W12 and Aldershot able to strengthen links with a Championship outfit.

QPR boss Jim Magilton told QPR.co.uk that to play the attractive brand of football he desires then it would benefit the side if the reserves were re-homed.

'It's imperative that the First Team have the best possible playing surface next season," said Jim

'As a Club, we have invested significantly on the Loftus Road pitch this summer and by only playing First Team fixtures there, we will maximise what we are able to get out of it.

'We want to play an attractive, passing brand of football and to do that to the best of our ability, we need a surface that will stand up to the rigours of a long Championship campaign.'


Rangers will travel to Aldershot in their first pre-season fixture which takes place on Saturday July 11.



Have your say on The Forum

Follow us on Twitter

Become our friend on Facebook - Add Vital Queens Park Rangers




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



For the very latest Championship odds

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

The journalist

Writer: Boxer Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday June 25 2009

Time: 6:23PM

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Queens Park Rangers Articles

Granero Joins Real Sociedad (Monday July 28 2014)

QPR Sign 8m Caulker (Tuesday July 22 2014)

Diakite Departs on Loan (Friday July 18 2014)

Ferdinand Finally Signs (Friday July 18 2014)

Green Latest to Extend Stay (Thursday July 10 2014)

Traore Signs Two Year Deal (Friday July 4 2014)

Faurlin Signs New QPR Deal (Wednesday July 2 2014)

Mbia Heads Exodus (Tuesday July 1 2014)

Hill Signs Contract Extension (Wednesday June 25 2014)

QPR Kick Off With Hull City (Wednesday June 18 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)

League Results (view all)

Latest Results

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
10. Man City 0 0 0 0 0 0
11. Man Utd 0 0 0 0 0 0
12. Newcastle 0 0 0 0 0 0
13. Q.P.R. 0 0 0 0 0 0
14. Southampton 0 0 0 0 0 0
15. Spurs 0 0 0 0 0 0
16. Stoke 0 0 0 0 0 0

Breaking League News

Corinthians Striker On The Radar?
Sunderland : 01/08/2014 23:18:00
Oh The Irony Pardew
Newcastle : 01/08/2014 22:54:00
Striker Due In But Not The One We Want
Newcastle : 01/08/2014 22:24:00
Grenier Agent Stirs The Pot
Newcastle : 01/08/2014 22:03:00
Emirates Cup Preview
Arsenal : 01/08/2014 19:32:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Where do QPR need to strengthen most?
Suggested By:  Boxer
Goalkeeper 7%
Defender 22%
Midfielder 6%
Forward 65%