Sport Charlie Austin scored twice to give QPR a 2-1 win over Huddersfield

David Nugent struck late to keep Leicester top of the Championship with QPR and Burnley in hot pursuit

Transfer news: QPR sign former West Ham midfielder Gary O'Neil on a free transfer

O'Neil joins on a one-year deal after spending the last fortnight training with the club

QPR’s Adel Taarabt shows frustration at a point but City felt the pain

Transfer news: Fulham confirm loan deal for QPR midfielder Adel Taarabt

Moroccan international will return to the Premier League with west London rivals after a season-long loan move was agreed

Jermain Defoe in pre-season action for Tottenham

Transfer news: Andrew Johnson feels Harry Redknapp can tempt Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe to leave the Premier League for QPR and the Championship

Redknapp worked with Defoe at West Ham, Portsmouth and Spurs but Defoe is unlikely to drop down a league in a World Cup year

QPR’s Adel Taarabt shows frustration at a point but City felt the pain

Transfer news: Fulham 'expected' to complete loan signing of QPR midfielder Adel Taraabt

Moroccan international will return to the Premiership on a season-long loan with the Cottagers

Nicky Law scores twice on Rangers debut

Former Motherwell and Rotherham midfielder Nicky Law began his Rangers career with two goals as the Glasgow side beat Albion Rovers 4-0 in the Ramsdens Cup.

Gary Hooper's brace put his side well on their way

Transfer news: Norwich match QPR bid for Celtic striker Gary Hooper

The fee is thought to be in the region of £5m

Former Aston Villa defender Richard Dunne

Transfer news: QPR confirm signing Richard Dunne of free transfer

Republic of Ireland defender will join squad after his Aston Villa contract expired

Gareth Southgate

Gareth Southgate keen for return to football amid speculation over England Under-21 role

The former Middlesbrough manager is the favourite to replace Stuart Pearce

QPR striker Loic Remy

Newcastle reveal interest in Aston Villa striker Darren Bent and QPR forward Loic Remy

Both strikers are available this summer

Rangers assistant boss Kenny McDowall believes the turmoil of the last 12 months will make Ally McCoist a better manager

Ally McCoist claims Rangers can be back in the Champions League in five years

The club was demoted to the bottom tier last season

Scotland goalkeeper Allan McGregor has joined Hull from Besiktas

Hull confirm signing of Scotland goalkeeper Allan McGregor

31-year-old joins on a three-year deal from Besiktas for an undisclosed fee

Chris Samba took a £20,000-a-week pay cut and swapped the Champions League prospects in Russia for a relegation fight with QPR because he missed his family

Christian Samba close to Russia return as Queens Park Rangers accept £12m bid

Former club Anzhi Makhachkala rumoured to want defender back after just half a season at Loftus Road

Djibril Cissé

Djibril Cissé leaves Queens Park Rangers by mutual consent

Former Liverpool forward had a year left on his contract

Moving on: Danny Simpson as a Newcastle United player - with Ryan Giggs of Manchester United hot on his heels

Relegated QPR pick up Newcastle defender Danny Simpson

'I really think we can go straight back up'

Danny Simpson

Newcastle defender Danny Simpson set to join QPR

The full-back had been linked with West Ham and Fulham

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