The Football League Paper - - NEWS - By Jamie Holt

CON­TI­NU­ITY is not a word that can be used to de­scribe QPR over the past few sea­sons, but, de­spite another busy sum­mer, Rob Green is con­vinced the club are more sta­ble.

The Rs made 13 new sign­ings fol­low­ing last sea­son’s rel­e­ga­tion from the Premier League but did re­tain the key duo of Leroy Fer and Char­lie Austin.

Those two will be piv­otal as QPR launch an as­sault on pro­mo­tion, but it is the youth­ful na­ture of the rest of the side that has goal­keeper Green ex­cited.

“The turnover of play­ers was high again, but we have the ba­sis of a young squad which can im­prove,” said the for­mer Eng­land in­ter­na­tional.

“These lads can stay for three or four years and grow as a unit.We can keep hold of them, rather than rely on the turnover of play­ers to keep it com­pet­i­tive.”

QPR have be­come syn­ony­mous with big-money deals on trans­fer dead­line day in the re­cent past, but they com­pleted their shop­ping ear­lier in the sum­mer this time.

Austin’s fu­ture was still up in the air right un­til the fi­nal day of the trans­fer win­dow. A move back to the top tier looked likely, but re­tain­ing the 26-year-old sets the Lon­don­ers up for a great sea­son, ac­cord­ing to Green.

“Peo­ple not mov­ing – with­out a flurry of ins and outs on dead­line day – was a welcome change and a pos­i­tive one,” said the 35year-old.

“The club can re­assess. We are look­ing at maybe hav­ing a stronger sea­son through the per­son­nel we have.

“The Cham­pi­onship is dif­fi­cult to call over a whole sea­son and we need ev­ery­body we can hold on to.

“So far, the club have man­aged to do that.

“The joy of the football sea­son is there is another trans­fer win­dow around the cor­ner, but we will get over that hur­dle when we come to it.”

SAT­IS­FIED: Rob Green

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