CONNECTIONS: Southampton & QPR

By SFC Media time Fri 26 Sep Club

Take a look at some of the current links between Southampton and Queens Park Rangers ahead of this weekend’s meeting at St Mary’s…

  • R’s goalkeeper Alex McCarthy and Saints striker Shane Long were teammates at Reading together between 2007 and 2011
  • Shane Long and Richard Dunne were international teammates until the latter announced his retirement from that level earlier this year
  • Leroy Fer and Dušan Tadić were teammates at FC Twente. Fer was briefly at Feyenoord when Ronald Koeman took over there, but according to Koeman, the player had already made his mind up to leave for Twente
  • QPR defender Clint Hill played with Saints pair José Fonte and Nathaniel Clyne at Crystal Palace between 2008 and 2010
  • Joey Barton and Fraser Forster were teammates together at Newcastle United between 2007 and 2011
  • Striker Charlie Austin played at Burnley with Jay Rodriguez during the 2011/12 season
  • Shaun Wright-Phillips was on the books at Chelsea at the same time as Saints pair Ryan Bertrand and Jack Cork
  • R’s defender Armand Traoré is an international teammate of Saints’ Sadio Mané
  • Junior Hoilett scored for QPR in this fixture at Loftus Road in the last season these two teams met, but only six of Rangers’ 18 from that day are still at the club
  • R’s boss Harry Redknapp managed Saints between 2004 and 2005
  • Saints coach Sammy Lee played for QPR between 1986 and 1987

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