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QPR'S ITALY TOUR SQUAD CONFIRMED

  • QPR head to Italy later today for nine-days
  • Chris Ramsey confirms 24-man travelling first team squad
  • Trialists Oscar Goburn and Chris Schorch part of travelling party
  • Armand Traore to remain in England following injury

QPR have named a 24-man squad for their pre-season training camp in Italy, which commences later today.


The squad depart from Heathrow this afternoon, ahead of a nine day tour in Stresa, which includes friendly fixtures against Shakhtar Donetsk, AS Monaco and Al Ittihad.


The travelling party includes international trio Rob Green, Leroy Fer and Charlie Austin, who all reported back for training earlier this week, as well as summer signings Massimo Luongo, Ben Gladwin, Jamie Mackie, Jay Emmanuel-Thomas and Sebastian Polter.


Young trio Darnell Furlong, Brandon Comley and Reece Grego-Cox are also included.


R’s Head Coach Chris Ramsey has also named trialists Chris Schorch and Oscar Gobern in his squad.


German defender Schorch is a free agent following his release from MSV Duisburg, as is former Huddersfield Town midfielder Gobern.


Armand Traore misses out owing to a minor muscle injury.


Director of Football, Les Ferdinand, told www.qpr.co.uk: “It’s a really important trip for us.


“Pre-season training camps are always vital and this one will be no different, especially with the vast changes to the squad here over the summer.


“It’s a big team bonding opportunity for the lads, especially those new players who have only been here a couple of weeks at the most.”


He added: “The games are important in terms of ticking things over.


“The standard of the opposition are strong in Italy, but results aren’t the be all and end all.


“Of course we’ll be going out to perform and try and win, but there’s too much emphasis put on results at this time of year.


“You can only judge teams when the season gets underway – that’s the true test.”


#RsInItaly squad ...


Goalkeepers: Green, McCarthy

Defenders: Hill, Caulker, Onuoha, Suk-Young, Schorch (trialist), Furlong

Midfielders: Henry, Hoilett, Luongo, Gladwin, Phillips, Gobern (trialist), Diakite, Faurlin, Fer, Mackie, Doughty, Comley

Strikers: Austin, Polter, Emmanuel-Thomas, Grego-Cox


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