Four Forever R’s to be inducted on Saturday

FOUR former QPR players will be inducted into The Forever R's Club when Rangers play host to Aston Villa at Loftus Road this weekend.

QPR Club Ambassador Andy Sinton will formally welcome Pat Kerrins, Clive Allen, Ian Dawes and Jan Stejskal into our ex-players’ association at half-time against the Villains.

Kerrins made his debut for the R’s at the age of 17 years and 153 days. That puts him 18th in our list of all-time youngest debutants.

The outside-left came up through the youth ranks at QPR, turned professional in December 1953, and made his debut on February 13th 1954.

He went on to play 158 games for the R’s, scoring 31 goals, playing mainly on the left flank, but with occasional appearances at centre-forward as well.

His wholehearted displays and an eye for a goal made him a big favourite with the Loftus Road crowd.

Allen needs little introduction, having scored the winning goals for QPR in the 1982 FA Cup Quarter-Final versus Crystal Palace and the Semi-Final against West Bromwich Albion.

Born in May 1961, Clive - the son of Les Allen and brother of Bradley, both former R’s strikers - came up through the youth ranks at Loftus Road and made his debut at home to Chelsea as a sub in November 1978.

He played 157 times in two spells for Rangers, hitting the net 83 times, winning the first three of his five England caps as a QPR man. 

Defender Dawes made 270 appearances of the Hoops, scoring four goals from full-back.

Born in Croydon in February 1963, he progressed through the youth set-up at Rangers and made his first team debut against Rotherham on March 27th 1982.

Dawes moved on to Millwall in August 1988 in a £150,000 transfer. 

Goalkeeper Stejskal moved to Queens Park Rangers from Sparta Prague in a £600,000 deal a few months after appearing for Czechoslovakia in the 1990 World Cup Finals.

He went on to enjoy a fine career at Loftus Road, featuring on 123 occasions for the Super Hoops, and adding to his international caps (31 in total) whilst on the R’s books.