GOALKEEPER Aaron Lennox arrived in W12 following a successful trial in August 2011. The Australian, who represented his country at Under-20 level, was rewarded for an assured start to his R’s career with a new two-year deal in January 2013 to extend his stay at Loftus Road until the summer of 2015. A safe pair of hands between the sticks, Lennox appeared nine times for the Elite Development Squad during the 2012/13 campaign.
JOE Lumley – previously on the books of Tottenham Hotspur – came to the fore during the Under-18s title-winning 2012/13 season, boasting the best defensive record in the league. The only member of Steve Gallen’s side to play every single minute of the season, the R’s custodian was unbeaten in each of the final four games en route to play-off glory. Lumley’s form also saw him establish his place in the Elite Development Squad, featuring five times before signing professional terms in May.
A PRODUCT of the R’s youth system, Michael Harriman was handed his senior Rangers debut during a League Cup clash against Rochdale in August 2011 before making his Premier League bow at Wigan Athletic just four days later. The hard-working right-back enjoyed a successful 20-game spell on loan at Wycombe Wanderers in 2012/13 before capping the season with an assured performance in the R’s final day trip to Liverpool. An Under-21 international with the Republic of Ireland, the young defender signed a new two-year contract with Rangers in the summer of 2012, keeping him at Loftus Road until the end of the 2013/14 season.
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COMMANDING centre-half Jamie Sendles-White has become a familiar face around the youth team since arriving as a 15-year-old, featuring no fewer than 16 times for the Elite Development Squad during the 2012/13 campaign. The Northern Ireland youth international was rewarded for his dependable displays at the back with his first Under-21 cap for his country in May 2013, shortly before extending his stay at Loftus Road by agreeing a one-year extension.
GERMAN-born ace Max Ehmer signed a contract extension in August 2012, keeping him at Loftus Road until the summer of 2016. Ehmer, who initially joined as a schoolboy at the age of 11, played regularly at Under-16 and Under-18 level, skippering the latter. Equally assured in defence or central midfield, the South West Germany youth international has enjoyed Football League experience during brief loan spells at Yeovil Town, Preston North End and Stevenage in recent seasons.
WIDE-MAN Jordan Gibbons has been with the club since the age of 15, recently signing a new deal to extend his stay at Loftus Road until June 2014. The winger featured twice for the Elite Development Squad at the start of the 2012/13 campaign prior to moving on loan for the remainder of the season to SPL side Inverness Caledonian Thistle in January.
YOUTH international Michael Doughty signed a new long-term contract at Loftus Road in the summer of 2012, keeping him at Rangers until 2016. The midfielder joined QPR as a schoolboy at the age of 14, featuring at all age groups for the R’s whilst making his Wales bow at Under-19 level. Doughty – who has one first team appearance under his belt prior to 2013/14 – has spent time on loan at Crawley Town, Aldershot Town and St Johnstone in recent years.
ENERGETIC midfield-man Josh Laurent proved the focal point for the Under-18s last season, featuring 20 times before starring as well for the Elite Development Squad towards the latter half of the 2012/13 campaign. The R’s youngster established himself thanks to a host of impressive displays, earning a new deal in May to keep him at Loftus Road until at least the summer of 2014.
YOUTH product Frankie Sutherland – with the club since the age of 10 – signed a two-year contract extension at Loftus Road in the summer of 2012. The set-piece specialist was a mainstay in the Elite Development Squad midfield last term, scoring four times from 19 appearances either side of a brief loan stint at Portsmouth. Sutherland captained Marc Bircham’s side for much of the 2012/13 campaign and has represented the Republic of Ireland at both Under-19 and Under-21 level.
PORTUGUESE-born Bruno Andrade made his professional debut against Preston North End in November 2010 after coming through the ranks at Loftus Road. The pacey winger has previously spent time on loan at Aldershot Town and enjoyed a similar spell at Wycombe Wanderers in 2012/13, featuring 23 times for the Chairboys under the guidance of R’s legend Gareth Ainsworth. Andrade, whose current contract expires in the summer of 2014, has been at the club since January 2008.
MARAUDING winger Michael Petrasso capped his first season with the club by signing professional terms in May to extend his stay at Loftus Road until the summer of 2014. Crucial to the Under-18s league success in 2012/13, Petrasso featured 19 times in all. The Canadian youth international returned from the CONCACAF U20 Championships in February to play an equally impressive role for the Elite Development Squad, opening his account with an exquisite 25-yard lob at Brentford.