AHEAD of the big game in W12 on Saturday, we take a look at some of the stars who are set to light up Loftus Road.
Sir Mo Farah
- Born winner
- Slow starter
Known for his ability to run for hours and usually always come out on top, Farah should help bring a winning mentality to his team. The multiple Olympic, World and European champion has great experience of competing at the highest level and surely won’t be overwhelmed when walking out in front of 15,000 plus people at Loftus Road. However, Farah’s workload has been relentless lately after only recently competing in the World Athletics Championships and therefore fatigue could become an issue for the UK’s finest ever long distance runner.
- Has the X Factor
- Wears his heart on his sleeve
- Can be ‘unpredictable’
Someone who has got a history of playing in charity matches is pop heartthrob Ollie Murs. The X Factor runner up has played in games such as Soccer Aid and Wayne Rooney’s testimonial and has proven to be a fairly decent right-winger. In fact, Murs played non-league football for Witham Town and saw being a professional footballer as a realistic career option. However, it’s on a different kind of stage that the popstar has found his success with multiple number one hits and television triumphs. He’s probably used to having screaming girls in his face but how will he handle the likes of Clint Hill and Des Walker getting stuck into him?
- In a league of his own
- Can ‘Stand up’ to opponents
- A bit of a joker
Arguable the funniest person to be playing at Loftus Road - although he does face some competition for that role with Marc Bircham expected to play some part! Whitehall certainly talks a good game but his colleague on Sky’s A League of Their Own show, Jamie Redknapp does not quite share his belief so it will be interesting to see which person comes out on top of that battle. The comedian, who once co-wrote his own TV series called Bad Education, will be looking to produce another kind of blockbuster performance when taking to the field on Saturday.