CHARLIE Austin returned to QPR in the summer of 2021 for what is now his third separate spell with the club from west London.
Having initially joined in the summer of 2013, the frontman went on to play an important role in the Super Hoops’ play-off-winning campaign of 2013/14, having notched an impressive 20 goals – including a memorable double in the play-off semi-finals against Wigan Athletic.
Austin would then go on to play a pivotal role in Rangers’ Premier League campaign of 2014/15 where he notched 18 top-flight goals, in his maiden season in England’s top division, form which earned him a call-up to the England squad in May 2015.
However, following relegation in 2015, Austin would inevitably be on the move and by January 2016 he completed a switch to Premier League side Southampton.
Austin would go on to enjoy a successful career with both the Saints and then West Bromwich Albion before he inevitably returned to W12 in January 2021.
Initially on loan, Austin’s arrival helped rejuvenate what was a stuttering squad and an impressive eight goals in 21 appearances – including a memorable strike on his return against Luton Town in January – helped propel Mark Warburton’s side up the league table.
Having now scored over 50 QPR goals, Austin sealed a permanent return to Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium in the summer of 2021 as he looks to extend his QPR story by a further two years.
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- Full Name:
- Charlie Austin
- Date of birth:
- 5th July 1989
- 188 cm
- 84 kg
- Date signed:
- 1st July 2021