- New deals offered to Clint Hill and Alejandro Faurlin
- Karl Henry has until June 30th to exercise his contractual option for a further year
- Brian Murphy, Richard Dunne, Rio Ferdinand, Shaun Wright-Phillips, Joey Barton and Bobby Zamora released
CLINT Hill and Alejandro Faurlin will be offered new deals to stay at Loftus Road this summer.
The duo, whose current contracts are due to expire at the end of June, are in preliminary discussions with the club about extending their stay in W12.
In addition, Karl Henry has until June 30th to exercise his contractual option for a further year.
Meanwhile, the club can confirm six first team players are set to leave QPR.
Brian Murphy, Richard Dunne, Rio Ferdinand, Shaun Wright-Phillips, Joey Barton and Bobby Zamora will all depart when their contracts expire on June 30th.
RELEASED: Joey Barton is one of six players leaving Loftus Road this summer
Brian Murphy moved to QPR from Ipswich in August 2011, initially as understudy to Paddy Kenny. The 32 year old made six appearances for the club.
Richard Dunne joined the R’s in the summer of 2013, following our relegation from the Premier League. He was brought in to add some steel and experience to the Rangers backline ahead of a tough Championship campaign. The Irishman’s attitude and commitment, not to mention his commanding performances at the heart of the Rangers defence, played a key role in our promotion-winning season. In our Play-Off Final victory over Derby, he was named man of the match for helping to keep the Rams at bay. The 35 year-old made 69 appearances during his two years with the club, scoring once.
Rio Ferdinand was signed last summer after leaving Manchester United. The 36 year old made 12 appearances for QPR. The thoughts of the club continue to be with him during this difficult time.
Shaun Wright-Phillips joined the R’s in the summer of 2011 from Manchester City. The 33 year old made 74 appearances during his four-year stay at Loftus Road, scoring twice. His finest moment during that period came when he netted the only goal of the game to secure a memorable win for QPR at Chelsea during the 2012/13 campaign.
ZAMORA: Striker Bobby exits W12 after making 93 appearances for the club
Joey Barton joined QPR four years ago from Newcastle United. Over the course of his first season at Loftus Road, he played his part as the club successfully avoided relegation to the Championship. Barton spent the 2012/13 campaign on loan at Marseille, before returning to play a key role in the club’s promotion campaign of last season, captaining the club – along with Clint Hill – to Play-Off Final glory against Derby County at Wembley. The midfielder made 99 appearances for the R’s.
Bobby Zamora will go down in QPR folklore for THAT goal in the Play-Off Final, which secured the club’s immediate return to the top-flight. Zamora signed for Rangers from Fulham in January 2012 and went on to make 93 appearances, scoring 14 goals. Aside from his memorable strike against the Rams last year, Zamora is also credited with turning the Play-Off semi-final, second leg against Wigan Athletic on its head. With the R’s trailing 1-0, Zamora was introduced from the bench where he helped Junior Hoilett win a penalty before setting up Charlie Austin for an extra-time winner. The 34 year-old’s incredible goal in our 4-1 win at West Brom in April is also worthy of a mention.
In addition, loanees Mauricio Isla, Niko Kranjcar, Eduardo Vargas and Mauro Zarate have all returned to their parent clubs.
The club would like to thank all the players for their contribution to QPR and wish them every success in the future.
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