Experienced professional Marc Pugh joined QPR in July 2019 after his 9-yearlong spell with AFC Bournemouth came to a close.
The versatile midfielder arrived on the south coast in 2010 with Eddie Howe’s side languishing in League 1, Pugh went on to play a vital role in two promotion-winning sides in 2013 and 2015 before establishing himself as a key member of the Cherries Premier League side.
Pugh came through the ranks at his hometown side Burnley, but was unable to make an appearance for the Lancashire side, with a loan spell at Kidderminster Harriers helping him get valuable first team experience, this followed by moves to Bury and Shrewsbury Town, ignited Pugh’s Football League career.
The 32-year-old signed for Hereford in 2009, which spring boarded his move to the Vitality Stadium, as a year later Howe signed him for £100,000, the only fee a club has ever paid for Pugh.
He went on to make 312 appearances, scoring 56 goals in all competitions for the Cherries. However, a loan spell with Hull City last season, signalled the end for Pugh.
The midfielder was later released from Bournemouth and consequently snatched up by R’s manager Mark Warburton, adding vital experience to a youthful squad recently assembled in W12.
Pugh will be looking to use his league experience to increase QPR’s chances this season.
- Full Name:
- Marc Pugh
- Date of birth:
- 2nd April 1987
- 180 cm
- 72 kg
- Date signed:
- 27th July 2019