loic remy

Ones to Watch: QPR

by Ashley Houghton

Key men to look out for at Loftus Road.

Loic Remy
Fast and powerful striker Loic Remy joined QPR from Marseille in the January transfer window for a club record fee of £8 million.

The 26-year-old has scored twice in four games for Harry Redknapp’s side, his latest goal coming in the 2-1 victory over Southampton last weekend – his first game since returning from a groin injury suffered in January.

Remy started his career with Olympique Lyonnais before joining Nice and Marseille, and, he scored over 70 goals in his time in French football.

Remy, who also scored on his debut in the Hoops 1-1 draw at West Ham United, has been capped 17 times by France.

Adel Taarabt
Adel Taarabt joined QPR from Tottenham Hotspur in 2010 after two spells on loan at Loftus Road.

First team opportunities were limited for the Moroccan international at White Hart Lane, the 23-year-old made only 16 appearances in his three years in North London.

Since joining the Hoops, Taarabt has made 146 appearances, scoring 33 goals; including a brace in QPR’s 2-1 win over London rivals Fulham in Harry Redknapp’s first win in charge of QPR.

Christopher Samba
Towering defender Christopher Samba is renowned for his physical presence and heading ability across world football.

Samba joined QPR from Anzhi Makhachkala in January 2013 for a reported fee of £12.5 million having previously earned his glowing reputation at Blackburn Rovers where he made 185 appearances.

Twenty-eight year-old Samba ended his five-year stay at Ewood Park in January 2012 following Rovers’ slump in form and eventual relegation.

Samba has been capped by Congo on 26 occasions.