CONOR’S IN GOOD STRIKING COMPANY AT QPR
THE signing of Conor Washington shows QPR have learned from the blunders they made in the past.
A couple of years ago, they would have responded to losing Charlie Austin by going out and blowing millions on a big-name striker whose best days had gone.
This time, they’ve tried to be a bit more subtle. Of course, there are no guarantees. Conor could end up being worth £10m or he could vanish into the reserves. Until he’s tested, you don’t know.
But Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has a great track record with young, lower-league players. And, crucially, he played as a striker.
My best season was probably at Yeovil under Terry Skiverton and I’m convinced that’s because he was a former centre-half who understood how to make me better.
And, when you consider QPR have another legend in Les Ferdinand, who could surely lace his boots up for a session or two, Conor has everything he needs to succeed.
KEEN EYE: Hasselbaink