YO-YO MAN GREEN AIMS FOR PROMOTION REPEAT
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.”