UK time is: 17:08:40
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

One to Watch - Liam Lawrence

Vital QPR has pinpointed Portsmouth midfielder Liam Lawrence as the One to Watch ahead of Rangers trip to Fratton Park on Tuesday.

Name: Liam Lawrence

Date of Birth: 14/12/81

Former Clubs: Mansfield, Sunderland, Stoke

Appearances (Goals): 332 (73)

Blonde haired Liam Lawrence has already spoke of his determination to get a result against the Rs on Tuesday and with the midfielder very much the form man for his side, Rangers will have to put in another first-rate performance to keep Lawrence and Pompey quiet.

The Republic of Ireland international started his career at Mansfield Town and made over 100 appearances netting 35 league goals for the The Stags. He played a major role in helping the club reach the 2003/2004 playoff final and was one penalty shy of equalling the all time record of penalty scoring in a season where he converted 13 out of 14 penalties.

Sunderland manager Mick McCarthy was quick to snap up Lawrence for a small fee of 175 000 agreed at a tribunal. A promising first season for the 28 year old saw him score 6 goals in 32 appearances and he started to make a name for himself by scoring some spectacular goals. He was relegated with Sunderland when they made only 15 points throughout the season but finished runner up to Dean Whitehead as Player of the Year.

Lawrence was initially loaned to Stoke before the move was made permanent with a 500 000 transfer fee. He became a popular figure at The Britannia Stadium and won Player of the Year at the end of the 2007/2008 season. 105 appearances for The Potters followed and he was instrumental in keeping Stoke from relegation from the Premier League.

In the summer of 2010 Lawrence was part of an exchange deal with Dave Kitson to Portsmouth which sent Marc Wilson in the other direction; however the deal was scuppered when the Football League claimed the deal had been completed after the transfer deadline. A loan move was arranged with Lawrence expected to sign permanently in January.

After a slow start to the season Lawrence has been influential in Portsmouth`s climb up the league and with a great penalty and superb free kick the Rs players will have to watch out for the midfielder as he aims to add to his impressive tally of 5 league goals already.




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



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

The journalist

Writer: danielqpr Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday November 8 2010

Time: 12:15PM

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Queens Park Rangers Articles

Late Heartbreak For QPR (Sunday October 19 2014)

QPR v Liverpool - Match Preview (Saturday October 18 2014)

Duo Loaned Out (Friday October 10 2014)

Where Do We Go From Here? (Monday October 6 2014)

Rangers Humbled By Hammers (Sunday October 5 2014)

West Ham United v QPR - Preview (Sunday October 5 2014)

One to Watch - Enner Valencia (Friday October 3 2014)

Stats: Southampton v Queens Park Rangers (Saturday September 27 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 24
2. DMD_QPR 13
3. Superhoop50 13
4. rodneeranger 12
5. jezza99 11
6. silvertrowel 11
7. The Uncredibale Hulk 11
8. sandydl 8
9. danielqpr 6
10. ImSitiv 6

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Q.P.R. 2 - 3 Liverpool
West Ham 2 - 0 Q.P.R.
Southampton 2 - 1 Q.P.R.
Q.P.R. 2 - 2 Stoke
Man Utd 4 - 0 Q.P.R.
Q.P.R. 1 - 0 Sunderland

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
14. WBA 8 2 3 3 -1 9
15. Leicester City 8 2 3 3 -2 9
16. Crystal Palace 8 2 2 4 -3 8
17. Sunderland 8 1 5 2 -7 8
18. Newcastle 8 1 4 3 -6 7
19. Burnley 8 0 4 4 -9 4
20. Q.P.R. 8 1 1 6 -12 4

Breaking League News

Mata to Face Chelsea!
Chelsea : 24/10/2014 17:02:00
Mourinho Looking Forward to United!
Chelsea : 24/10/2014 16:56:00
Costa Could Play on Sunday!
Chelsea : 24/10/2014 16:50:00
Just the Ticket- Hosting England U21 Friendly!
Burnley : 24/10/2014 16:33:00
Down to You Andre
Chelsea : 24/10/2014 16:25:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Where do QPR need to strengthen most?
Suggested By:  Boxer
Goalkeeper 7%
Defender 22%
Midfielder 7%
Forward 64%