Johnson was forced off in the first half against Chelsea

Transfer news: QPR lift the lid on why Andrew Johnson transfer to Crystal Palace was called off at the last minute

Striker was at the Eagles training ground to negotiate a deal but but a fee wasn't agreed before the 11pm deadline

Benoit Assou-Ekotto has been linked with a move to QPR

Transfer news: Tottenham duo Tom Carroll and Benoit Assou-Ekotto sign for QPR

Pair make loan move to Loftus Road

Newcastle United 1 Fulham 0 match report: Hatem Ben Arfa strike gives Alan Pardew a lift

A late winner brings relief for Newcastle, as Yohan Cabaye gets a mixed reception on his comeback

Joey Barton

Transfer news: QPR midfielder Joey Barton 'turns down' chance to join Crystal Palace

The midfielder says the move was not right for his family

QPR's Andrew Johnson heads at the goal

Queens' Park Rangers 0 Swindon 2 match report: Alex Pritchard's injury-time strike seals shock Capital One Cup win

Alex Pritchard's injury-time goal sealed victory for Swindon as the League One side embarrassed Queens' Park Rangers and clinched a place in the third round of the Capital One Cup.

Queens Park Rangers' goalkeeper Julio Cesar had been linked with a move to Arsenal

Transfer news: Arsenal target Julio Cesar to stay at Queens Park Rangers, says Luiz Felipe Scolari

Brazil head coach claims the goalkeeper has told him he will stay at QPR

Neil Lennon

Shakhter Karagandy 2 Celtic 0 match report: Celtic stunned by minnows from Kazakhstan in Champions League play-off

First-leg defeat ensures a difficult task in Glasgow next week

Chairman Barry Hearn

Behind the scenes at Leyton Orient: What’s it like working for Barry Hearn? You find he soon has you figured out

Continuing our weekly column uncovering the reality of football down in the lower leagues

Scott Parker

Transfer news: Tottenham midfielder Scott Parker joins Fulham after snubbing QPR

The England international completes move across London in deal thought to be worth £2m

QPR 1 Ipswich 0 match report: Youngster Tom Hitchcock scores last-minute winner in dramatic victory for Rangers

The 20-year-old son of QPR goalkeeping coach Kevin Hitchcock comes off the bench to score in the final minute and hand Harry Redknapp's side the win

Hull'd new signing Tom Huddlestone

Transfer news: New Hull signing Tom Huddlestone hits out at Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas

Midfielder claims his former manager didn't give him a fair chance and criticises Spurs' transfer policy for signing foreign players and selling developing English talent

Scott Parker could be reunited with former Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp at Queen's Park Rangers

Transfer news: Harry Redknapp confirms QPR deal agreed for Tottenham midfielder Scott Parker

Tottenham midfielder Parker to reunite with former manager Redknapp in the Championship

Darren Bent has remained largely on the Aston Villa bench over the last season

Transfer news: Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert confirms striker Darren Bent set to join Fulham having undergone a medical

Lambert confirms Crystal Palace boss Ian Holloway's comments earlier today that the Cottagers had lured Bent on a season-long loan deal

Scott Parker and Jermain Defoe

Transfer news: Jermain Defoe next target for QPR as Harry Redknapp closes on Tottenham midfielder Scott Parker

Rangers' boss wants to bring his former players to Loftus Road and has said they will be crucial if the club are to return to the Premier League

Scott Parker

Transfer news: Tottenham midfielder Scott Parker close to QPR switch

Scott Parker is close to signing for Queen's Park Rangers after the west London club agreed a £3.5m fee with Tottenham.

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