- Six QPR first team pre-season fixtures confirmed
- Head Coach Chris Ramsey will take his side to Italy in July
- Matches against Shakhtar Donetsk, AS Monaco and Al Ittihad during training camp
- Fixtures against Newport County, Dundee United and Chievo Verona organised in the UK
QPR will travel to Stresa in Italy for a pre-season training camp in July.
Chris Ramsey’s squad – who will return to Harlington for pre-season training on Monday 29th June – will play three fixtures on the nine day tour.
The R’s will kick-off their pre-season campaign against Ukrainian giants Shakhtar Donetsk at the Stadio Carlo Pedroli on Saturday 11th July, prior to locking horns with this season’s Champions League quarter-finalists AS Monaco three days later.
The camp will conclude with a clash against Saudi outfit Al Ittihad at Novarello Training Centre on July 17th.
On returning to the UK, Rangers will play Scottish Premier League side Dundee United at a neutral venue – The Hive, home of Barnet – on Wednesday 22nd July.
An away fixture against Terry Butcher’s Newport County at Rodney Parade follows on Sunday 26th July, prior to a final friendly at Loftus Road, versus AC Chievo Verona a week later.
Director of Football, Les Ferdinand, told www.qpr.co.uk: "Pre-season, as always, will be hugely important as we prepare for the new campaign, and we’ve managed to get a really decent schedule in place.
“The Italy training camp will be paramount for Chris and his staff to get to work with the players.
“We’ve arranged three good, competitive fixtures in Italy, before we come back and play three more in the UK, culminating with a friendly in front of our own supporters at Loftus Road, which – during my time as a player – I always thought was incredibly important ahead of the season starting.”
QPR pre-season fixtures:
Saturday 11th July – QPR v Shakhtar Donetsk – Stadio Carlo Pedroli – 17.00pm (local time)
Tuesday 14th July – QPR v AS Monaco – Novarello Training Centre – 17.00pm (local time)
Friday 17th July – QPR v Al Ittihad – Novarello Training Centre – 15.45pm (local time)
Wednesday 22nd July – QPR v Dundee United – The Hive – 19.30pm
Sunday 26th July – Newport County v QPR – Rodney Parade – 14.00pm
Sunday 2nd August – QPR v Chievo Verona – Loftus Road – 12.45pm
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