Top Five: Worst Queens Park Rangers signings

Inside Loftus Road

Queens Park Rangers don't seem to have much to spend in the January transfer window and that could be a blessing in disguise.

Over the years Queens Park Rangers have seen some questionable players join their ranks that put recent slated signings into perspective.

We round up five players QPR fans will wish they could forget:

5. Alessandro Pellicori

One of Flavio Briatore's dodgy signings, Pellicori joined on a free transfer but QPR paid over the odds. The Italian never looked at home in England (with the exception of a League Cup goal against Exeter City) and was quickly packed off back to his homeland on loan. To make matters worse, Pellicori was implicated in the Last Bet match-fixing scandal and banned for three years. He is currently a free agent again, tempted?

4. Stefan Moore

QPR signed Moore from Rangers in 2005 and before long fans were awestruck. Sadly they were stunned by the sheer lack of ability the striker demonstrated. He ended up managing a modest three goals in 39 appearances and was heavily criticised by fans for being the rare combination of ungifted and lethargic.

3. Zesh Rehman

The British-Pakistani defender had a decent debut against Southend, then it all went downhill. Rehman always looked ill at ease in the Championship and produced some spectacular own goals to boot. These days he's in the Malaysian Super League.

2. Gary Borrowdale

Where is Gary Borrowdale these days? In fact where was he when he was playing for QPR? Nicknamed 'the invisible man', Borrowdale signed in January 2009 and had shown great promise, even playing for England all the way up until Under-21 level, but at Loftus Road he looked acutely dodgy on the rare occasions he did set foot on the pitch. Now 29, the aptly named Borrowdale has moved clubs 12 times in his career, usually on loan.

1. Armel Tchakounte

Although the club proudly declared that Tchakounte was a Cameroon international when they signed him in 2006, he certainly wasn't. To be more accurate, he'd been playing for Carshalton. Perhaps it was a typo. He made five reserve team appearances before getting an unnamed injury and leaving, hence there being no picture of him in action. His Wikipedia page states that he represented Cameroon five times, but he may well have edited it himself. These days he works in finance.

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