It should be no great surprise to Queens Park Rangers fans that head coach Steve McClaren was looking for greater competition in both defence and midfield and yesterday saw us linked with versatile United States international Geoff Cameron.
The 33-year-old Stoke City player is capable of playing in either of those positions and as previously covered, there may have been financial advantages of bringing him in given Stoke’s stronger position to possibly contribute to his wages, compared to bringing in two players to tick that box.
The Official Site earlier this afternoon confirmed that a deal had been struck between both clubs for the midfielder, and he arrives at Loftus Road in time to possibly debut in this weekend’s clash with Birmingham City at St Andrews Stadium.
He joins on a deal which will last for the remainder of the 2018/19 campaign but there is no talk yet of whether there is a possible permanent clause involved.
Given his experience in the game he should also help tick that box with our youngsters and McClaren acknowledged that as he welcomed him to the club.
“We were keen to bolster our squad so I am delighted to bring in a player who can play in any one of three positions – right back, centre back or central midfield. But it’s not just about his versatility – Geoff has fantastic experience and has spent the last few years playing regularly in the Premier League. He has great pedigree, is an international and will be a valuable asset to the development of our team.”
We’ve handed him the No 5 shirt for his time at the club and we’ll have to see if anyone else joins him.