YO-YO MAN GREEN AIMS FOR PRO­MO­TION RE­PEAT

The Football League Paper - - NEWS - By Matt Lloyd

NO-ONE knows how to get back into the Premier League bet­ter than come­back king Rob Green.

The for­mer Eng­land goal­keeper knows just what it takes to climb back through the trap­door.

He was rel­e­gated with West Ham in 2011 and cur­rent club Queens Park Rangers in 2013 – only to fight his way back with BOTH clubs the fol­low­ing sea­son.

Now he has his eyes set on a re­mark­able pro­mo­tion hat-trick as he pre­pares for a third pro­mo­tion bid.

What makes the QPR keeper’s feat of re­cov­ery all the more re­mark­able is just how rare it is for a team to bounce straight back into the Premier League.

In the last 11 sea­sons, only eight of the 33 teams rel­e­gated from the top flight have gone straight back up the fol­low­ing sea­son. That’s a re­cov­ery rate of just 24 per cent.

Green, also pro­moted to the Premier League with Nor­wich back in 2004, said: “History may be against us to get straight back up but I’ve man­aged it the last two times, so who knows?

“It’s a tough league and so com­pet­i­tive. But the way this club has gone about its busi­ness this sum­mer, we’re go­ing to be some­thing of an un­known quan­tity.

“The onus has been on youth and ex­cit­ing young tal­ent which is ev­i­dent in our re­cruit­ment. So it’s go­ing to be an in­ter­est­ing sea­son.”

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