West London latest: 'Liverpool's loss is QPR's gain;' Holloway unhappy with Briggs

Loic Remy

The latest news from Queens Park Rangers and Fulham.


QPR owners Tony Fernandes believes Liverpool's decision not to go ahead with their proposed signing of Loic Remy is their 'loss' and the Rs 'gain.'

Fernandes believes he has developed a 'special relationship' with the France striker through playing video games with him and says he is 'moderately optimistic' Remy will stay at Loftus Road this season.

“It is Liverpool’s loss and our gain," Fernandes told talkSPORT.

"I have a special relationship with Remy from playing FIFA with him and I hope to continue playing FIFA 15 with him throughout the season!

"Nothing is ever cast in stone in football but I am moderately optimistic Remy will be wearing the Hoops' shirt throughout this season.”

When asked about a potential swap deal involving Remy and Tottenham's Andros Townsend, new QPR first-team coach Glen Hoddle was coy on the rumours.

"Andros Townsend is a good player, if he comes in then so be it, we'd work on that," he said.


Millwall boss Ian Holloway has expressed his disappointment at former Fulham man Matthew Briggs after he was sent off during the club's Capital One Cup victory over Wycombe Wanderers.

Briggs scored the winner for Holloway's side but ripped his shirt off in celebration, earning him a yellow card from the referee. He then produced a high challenge to receive a second yellow and was sent off.

“It was pure emotion [from Briggs] but you’ve just got to keep your shirt on,” Holloway said.

“If I had a body like that I would probably want to take my shirt off but he knows if he takes his shirt off he’s going to get booked.

“It’s an emotional game, I hope he learns from it and I’m delighted he scored but by the end of his time with me hopefully he’ll have scored so many he won’t bother taking his shirt off."

Fulham, meanwhile, are busy preparing for their second Championship game of the season - against Millwall.

Felix Magath's side lost 2-1 to Ipswich Town in their opening match last Saturday.

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