Vital Football

Latest QPR News

Connolly Handed Chance

Connolly Handed Chance

MARK Hughes has insisted that Matt Connolly will be given a chance to prove his worth as pre-season continues.

The former Arsenal man was given an opportunity to spend time on loan with Reading last season, where he built a formidable partnership with Kaspars Gorkss that saw the pairing pick up their second Championship title in succession.

Connolly has been used across the back four in recent years with stints at full-back - but predominantly utilitied as a central defender with bags of potential.

He had a handful of starts last term but was expected to depart Loftus Road in the summer with Reading a party keen to tie up his signature. He is however firmly in Mark Hughes' thoughts during pre-season.

Hughes is quoted on West London Sport: 'Matt`s done really well. He will get more game time.

'It was difficult for him when I first came to the club because I hadn`t seen a great deal of him before that so I felt his best option was to go out on loan.

'But I always said that I wanted to see him in the summer and would give him the chance.'


Rangers influx of defenders has maybe not been as high as anticipated given the disastrous nature of their away form last term. Fabio da Silva and Ryan Nelsen are the only inclusions at the back with Taye Taiwo not returning and Armand Traoré rumoured to be bound for pastures new.

It could be a chance for the versatile Connolly to work his way back into the squad, after a period of uncertainty away from W12.



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

Writer:Boxer
Date:Thursday August 2 2012
Time: 12:43PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Queens Park Rangers Articles

One to Watch - Ross McCormack

ROSS McCormack has been highlighted as Fulham's One to Watch this weekend.

QPR v Fulham - Match Preview

QPR have won just one of their last nine league clashes with Fulham (D1 L7), failing to score in seven of those matches.

Fulham have won just two of their last 10 away matches against QPR (D2 L

The Men in Black - QPR v Fulham

TIM Robinson from West Sussex will take charge of his first QPR game this weekend, as Rangers host Fulham.

Who R Ya - Fulham

VITAL QPR takes a look at Saturday's opponents, neighbours Fulham

Archived Vital QPR Articles

Vital QPR articles from

Site Journalists

Boxer
Profile
sandydl
Profile
Superhoop50
Profile
danielqpr
Profile
JackSupple
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

MotM v Ipswich
Suggested By:
Smithies30%
Perch0%
Onuoha0%
Hall10%
Konchesky0%
Phillips10%
Faurlin0%
Luongo30%
Hoilett10%
Washington0%
Polter0%
Tozser0%
Mackie0%
El-Khayati10%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Middlesbrough 29 17 6 6 57 23
2 Hull City 29 17 5 7 56 26
3 Burnley 30 15 10 5 55 22
4 Brighton 29 14 11 4 53 9
5 Derby County 30 13 12 5 51 14
6 Sheff Wed 30 13 11 6 50 12
7 Ipswich 30 13 9 8 48 2
8 Birmingham 30 13 8 9 47 8
9 Cardiff 30 11 12 7 45 5
10 Forest 30 10 12 8 42 6
11 Wolves 30 10 10 10 40 -1
12 Brentford 30 11 7 12 40 -2
13 Q.P.R. 30 9 12 9 39 1
14 Preston 30 9 12 9 39 -1
15 Reading 30 9 9 12 36 0
16 Leeds Utd 30 8 12 10 36 -5
17 Huddersfield 30 8 8 14 32 -4
18 Blackburn 28 6 13 9 31 0
19 Fulham 29 6 11 12 29 -5
20 MK Dons 30 7 7 16 28 -18
21 Bristol City 30 6 10 14 28 -22
22 Rotherham 30 7 4 19 25 -19
23 Bolton 30 4 12 14 24 -21
24 Charlton 30 5 9 16 24 -30
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Queens Park Rangers Fixtures (view all)

Feb 13 2016 12:30PM : Fulham (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 20 2016 3:00PM : Bolton Wanderers (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 23 2016 7:45PM : Sheffield Wednesday (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 27 2016 3:00PM : Birmingham City (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 5 2016 3:00PM : Milton Keynes Dons (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 8 2016 7:45PM : Derby County (H)
Sky Bet Championship

Recent Queens Park Rangers Results (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.QPR4Me13
2.Superhoop506
3.jezza993
4.Clarets R Mad2
5.danielqpr2
6.DMD_QPR2
7.jdqpr18822
8.Vexillarius_QPR1
9.southernhoop1
10.silvertrowel1