Premier League

Did QPR Make The Right Moves to Avoid Relegation?


Queens Park Rangers have some of the richest history in all of football and having them enter the English Premier League seems to have a terrific balance.

The real question is that whether or not QPR can avoid relegation after their recent promotion. Often times clubs don’t have the proper funds or players of enough quality to get enough points to stick around.

QPR however has reportedly the wealthiest owner in all of the Premiership and while they by no means “pulled a Manchester City,” they were able to make a number of deals before the deadline closed.

Offensively, among others QPR picked up the enigmatic Joey Barton and the speedster Shaun Wright-Phillips. Barton was being linked with Arsenal prior to the whole Gervinho incident and arrives from Newcastle and Wright-Phillips up until recently had received strong England consideration but has fallen out of favor after not receiving enough (or any) playing time for Man City.

Both should provide some much needed quality and creativity and hopefully provide some service to forwards signed earlier in the process. With that in mind, defensively is where QPR made big strides. Adding depth and quality should play huge dividends for the rigors of the Premiership.

Luke Young comes from over from Aston Villa and brings both versatility and experience preferring to play right back but plenty capable of playing on the left. The likely left back, however, will be Armand Traore who comes over from Arsenal. The youthful Frenchman has plenty of pace and potential, but will definitely have to do some on the job training if they are going to have a rock solid defense.

Lastly, QPR brought in the less renowned Ferdinand brother from Sunderland. He’s had his fair share of critics, some deserved and some a little bit harsh, but he definitely will help upgrade this back line and will likely form a pairing with fellow premier league veteran Daniel Gabiddon who was signed earlier in the window.

Will these moves be enough to keep QPR afloat? What other moves could they have made? Are there more moves to come in the next window?  If so, which ones do you expect or want to happen?

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