West London latest: Reaction to Fulham win; QPR's Zamora tipped for pay-cut

Felix Magath - Fulham Manager

The latest stories from the last 24 hours about Fulham and Queens Park Rangers.


Fulham got their preparation off to an early start with a 3-0 win over East Fife in their first pre-season friendly yesterday.

Scott Parker captained the side in the first half, although an entirely different XI came out after half-time.

The clash was goalless going into the break but goals from Elsad Zverotic, Hugo Rodallega and Cauley Woodrow settled the friendly in the second half.

Boss Felix Magath was pleased with the run-out.

"[The game] was a good exercise for us, it is a good change from training sessions for the players and I enjoyed it very much," he told Sky Sports News.

"In these first days we do a lot of physical work, we see here on the pitch that the players are tired.

"But I want to see how they play - I want them to play forwards, to score goals and that is what we try to do in these friendly games."

In other news, new signing Adam Taggart has been endearing himself to fans already.

“I’m over the moon. I spoke to Felix, the CEO, the head scout and I wouldn’t be going there if I didn’t think it was the right move,’’ he told the Herald Sun.

“It doesn’t matter about money, it’s about the opportunity to play and prove myself in Europe."

Queens Park Rangers

The Daily Mail are reporting that Bobby Zamora has signed a new one-year deal with QPR.

However, the same report claims that Harry Redknapp is frustrated at the club's inability to finalise the signing of 36-year-old centre-back Rio Ferdinand.

The Sunday People are also claiming that the west London side have offered Zamora a new deal - but only with a £50,000-a-week pay-cut.

The same paper say that former QPR striker Andy Johnson is deciding between a move to India or Sheffield Wednesday.

Finally, De Telegraaf are reporting that QPR's bid for Kolbeinn Sigthorsson has fallen short of their valuation of the striker.

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