According to multiple sources, Queens Park Rangers are looking to sign two new defenders this week as both players have impressed on trial.
The first option is ex-Hammer Danny Gabbidon, who turned out for the QPR XI who demolished Cornish part-timers Tavistock 13-0 this week. He endured a nightmare injury spell at West Ham and turned out for them less than 100 times in 6 years, but will be hoping to prove his fitness to Neil Warnock this summer.
Warnock has said:
“We’re just looking at Danny. I spoke to him last week and I told him to come to Cornwall – there’s no pressure down there. He can come and train and we had a really tough session running yesterday morning. It also gives him the chance to look at us too.”
In Gabbidon QPR would be attaining an established defender and providing he could stay fit (which is difficult to forecast), Warnock would be welcoming valuable Premier League experience through the door. The same cannot be said for the second trialist in question though, a Gambian international named Pa Saikou Kujabi.
Kujabi enhanced his hopes of earning a deal at Loftus Road in the recent first team friendly win against Harrow Borough, scoring the only goal of the game with a 30 yard thunderbolt free-kick.
Last season QPR had the meanest defence in the Championship, conceding the least amount of goals in the division. Would the potential addition of these two new recruits improve the quality of an already stellar back line or simply clog the wage bill and pick up splinters on the bench?
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