ROB CAN SEE QPR GREEN SHOOTS
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