Date: 15th June 2018 at 9:18am
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Queens Park Rangers confirmed the first friendly fixture of the summer on Thursday afternoon.

New manager Steve McClaren will take charge of his first competitive match since his appointment in our pre-season opener with Hayes & Yeading United.

We head to their SkyEx Stadium on Saturday, July 7th for the game and the match will kick off at 3pm.

Tickets are available on the day and priced as follows:

Adults – £6
Seniors/Students – £4
U16s – £2

The pre-season schedule so far reads:

Hayes & Yeading United v QPR – Saturday 7th July
3:00 pm – SkyEx Stadium

Staines Town v QPR – Friday 13th July
7:45 pm – Wheatsheaf Park

AFC Wimbledon v QPR – Saturday 14th July
3:00 pm – Cherry Red Records Stadium

Hoffenheim v QPR – Saturday 21st July
5:00 pm – Hugo Koch Stadion, Waldstr. 84, 75031, Eppingen

Hoffenheim v QPR – Sunday 22nd July
Behind closed doors

QPR v FC Union Berlin – Saturday 28th July
2:30 pm – Loftus Road

football.london also have McClaren stating that he’s largely happy with the group as we head towards the new 2018/19 campaign so his transfer focus is on adding key talent rather than bloating numbers.

“We have to have a look at what’s needed, but I’m pleased with what we’ve got. I think the core – the nucleus – of the squad is very good. We need to add quality not quantity. There won’t be a lot. The work that has been done in the last two years by the board and Ian Holloway has been a fantastic job. It takes a certain kind of manager to manage in the two-year period the club’s just been through and he’s done it ever so well. He’s left very good players here.”

Good to see him praise Ollie for his work during his time with us, but I think fans can certainly expect a quiet summer and a youthful focus as expected moving forward. But that really doesn’t come as a great surprise given the steps we were taking under Holloway.

He also didn’t rule out further sales, specifically as the question was asked from an ‘in order to strengthen’ angle as he warned of a need to continue to ‘cut our cloth’ because we weren’t ‘out of the woods’ and with the work that had been done on a financial front over the last 24 months, his remit isn’t to undo all that work searching for a silver bullet answer to things.

 

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