Queens Park Rangers Football Club QUEENS PARK
Ground: Loftus Road,
South Africa Road,
Shepherd's Bush,
London, W12 7PA
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Tel: 020 8540 6655
Websites: Official -
Getting there
By Car: (approx 35 miles from HW)
M40 until it becomes the A40 (Western Avenue). After 14 miles exit (signposted White City) and then under flyover and into Wood Lane. Just after the former BBC complex on the right, turn right into South Africa Road. Ground is on the left after a few hundred yards.
There are several pay car-parks near the ground on match days, otherwise it's street parking and with a little local knowledge you will find a space if you turn off the A40 before the White City turn.

Train: Nearest tube stations White City (Central Line) or Shepherd's Bush (Hammersmith/City and Central Line). White City is closer to the ground.

Chairboy Connections
A selection of players who have played for both Clubs.

Indicates player profile available

Gareth Ainsworth Gareth Ainsworth
- Former player and coach at QPR. Started his pro career with Preston North End in 1992 that included a Wembley appearance against Wycombe in the 1994 Division Three Play-Off Final. Moved to Lincoln City in October 1995 before he became Port Vale's record signing in September 1997 when he moved from Sincil Bank for a £500,000 fee. Spent just over a year at Vale Park before another record fee of £2m saw him leave for Wimbledon in 1998. Spent five years with The Dons between 1998 and 2003 and was in their side that lost to Wanderers during the legendary FA Cup run of 2000/2001 but generally had an injury hit time in South London before eventually signing for Cardiff City and then QPR. Moved initially on loan from The R's to Wycombe in November 2009 before making the deal permanent in January 2010. Went on to become Wanderers Manager during the 2012/13 season.

Bruno Andrade - Portuguese midfielder who made 23 League appearances for Wycombe during the 2012/13 season, scoring twice, while on loan from QPR. A former trainee with The R's who made his First Team debut in November 2010 aged 17.

Angelo Balanta - Made 11 League appearances for Wanderers, scoring three times, while on loan from QPR during the 2008/9 season. Columbian born former trainee with Rangers who made his Football League debut aged 17 in December 2007. Went on to have three loan spells with MK Dons between 2010 and 2013 before a brief loan spell with Yeovil Town at the end of the 2012/13 season. Released by QPR in July 2014 before joining Bristol Rovers for their 2014/15 season in the Conference. Opted to join Carlisle United in June 2015.

Paul Barron - Goalkeeper who originally briefly played for Wycombe in 1973. Arrived at QPR in the 1985/86 season after spells at club's including Arsenal, Crystal Palace and West Brom.

Billy Coward - Winger who made over 100 Football League appearances for Rangers between 1927 and 1931 after a move from Wycombe. Later played for Walsall.

Tommy Doherty - Spent two and a half years at Loftus Road following a transfer from Bristol City in the summer of 2005. However, made just 14 League starts for the R's and eventually moved to Wycombe on a permanent basis in January 2008 following two earlier loan spells.

Scott Donelly - A former trainee with The R's who made his First Team debut aged 16 in October 2004. However, his time at Loftus Road was injury affected and he was released in January 2007 having made 13 apps. Played at Wealdstone before a three year spell with Aldershot Town. Linked with a move to Wycombe in the summer of 2010 when Gary Waddock was boss at Adams Park. However, eventually moved to then Championship side Swansea City before eventually joining Wycombe on loan in December 2010. Agreed a season long loan deal with Wycombe for the 2011/12 season but had his season cut short through injury and played his final game for the Wanderers on 10th December 2011 at home to Chesterfield. Recovered from his injury to return to Aldershot on a short term deal in September 2012. Totalled 36 League apps for Wycombe, scoring 7 times in his two loans spells.

Sieb Dykstra - Dutch goalkeeper who had a brief loan spell at Wycombe from QPR during the 1995/96 season. Also on loan to Bristol City that same season before moving onto Dundee United.

Cyril Foster - An inside right who moved from Wycombe to Watford in 1925 before a brief spell with Rangers in the late 1920's

Michael Harriman - Defender and former trainee with The R's who made his First Team debut in August 2011 aged 18. Made just one further appearance before being loaned to St.Albans City for a month and then having to wait in the sidelines before being picked up on loan by Wycombe in January 2013 by then Wycombe boss Gareth Ainsworth. Made 20 appearances before the end of the campaign. Loaned to 'League One' Gillingham at the start of the 2013/14 season.

George Harris - A half-back from the 1920's who moved to Notts County from Wycombe before time with QPR and Fulham. Returned to Wycombe as trainer during the time the Amateur Cup was won in 1931.

Tom Heaton - Goalkeeper who played on loan at both QPR and Wycombe while on the books of Manchester United. Signed as a trainee for United in July 2002 aged 16 but during six years at Old Trafford failed to break into the First Team despite England honours from U16 through to U21. His loan at The R's came during the opening months of the 2009/10 season where his only two appearances came in the League Cup. Later that season he made 16 'League One' apps for Wycombe, although couldn't prevent relegation for the Wanderers. Went on to have permanent spells with Cardiff City, Bristol City and Burnley.

David Kerslake - On loan at Wycombe during December 1997. Started as an apprentice with QPR in the early 1980's before spells with Swindon, Leeds United, Spurs and Ipswich.

Leon Knight - A former Chelsea trainee who played on loan for The R's during 2001 aged 18. Went on to play for a host of other clubs before signing for Wycombe in January 2008- going on to score 5 goals in 22 appearances. His earlier career included a loan spell with Huddersfield Town where he scored twice against Wycombe in a 4-2 victory for The Terriers at Adams Park in March 2002.

Michael Mahoney Johnson - Striker who scored his only Football League goals while on loan to Wycombe from QPR in September 1996. Also appeared on loan at Brighton during the following season. Released by QPR in May 2000.

Alan Mayes - Made ten Conference appearances for Wycombe during the 1987/88 season having been signed by Peter Suddaby in August 1987 from Blackpool. Left Wycombe at the end of that season having also briefly helped out in the Commercial department at the Club. His playing career initially started with Queens Park Rangers in 1971, before spells with Watford and Northampton Town (loan). Had two spells with Swindon Town (65 goals in 151 League games) split by a three year stint with Chelsea (66 League apps - 19 goals) before ending his Football League career with Carlisle United and then Blackpool.

Kevin McLeod - A former trainee with Everton who spent time on loan at QPR in 2003 before a permanent move to Loftus Road. The midfielder went on to make more than 70 apps for The R's before moving to Swansea City in 2005. Went on to play for Colchester United and Brighton before signing a short term deal with Wycombe in January 2010 but left at the end of the season having made 11 apps and seeing Wycombe relegated to the bottom division of the Football League. Dropped down into non-League football following his time at Adams Park.

Dennis Oli - A former trainee at Loftus Road who made his First Team debut in February 2002 aged 18. Went on to make 23 League apps for The R's before very brief spells with Swansea City and Cambridge United. Had lengthy spells with both Grays Athletic in the Conference and Gillingham before joining Wycombe on a one year deal in July 2012. Released a year later having made 10 League apps.

Josh Parker - Former trainee at QPR who joined Wycombe on loan in November 2010 but made just one appearance (against Torquay United) before a stress fracture to his left foot while on international duty with Antigua and Barbuda. Left QPR at the end of the 2010/11 season having made 5 First Team apps and following their promotion to the Premier League. Went on to play for Oldham, Dagenham & Redbridge (loan) and Oxford United before moving to Slovenian side Dom˛ale in June 2013. Returned to Wycombe on a permanent deal in August 2019.

Barry Silkman- Flambuoyant midfielder who originally played for Wimbledon in the Southern League in the early 1970's before moving in the Football League with Hereford United and then Crystal Palace. After spells with Plymouth, Manchester City and Brentford, joined QPR in 1980, going on to make 23 League apps. Then had a lengthy spell (by his standards) at Orient where he earned legendary status. Had a short spell at Wycombe in 1986/87 season after his Football League career concluded. Played against Wycombe in the FA Cup for Harrow Borough in November 2000 aged 48. Turned to being a player's agent following his retirement from the playing side

John 'Jim' Wicks - Goalkeeper who played for The Wanderers in the 1920/21 and 1921/22 seasons. went on to make a handfull of appearances for Reading and subsequently QPR. Was ever present for Wycombe as they won the Spartan League in 1921 and then made 34 appearances the following season as Wanderers competed for the first time in the Isthmian League.

Steve Wicks - Made seven Conference appearances for Wycombe towards the start of the 1989/90 season following the end of his full-time career which included spells with Chelsea, Derby, QPR and Crystal Palace

Ray Wilkins - Made one non-contract appearance for Wycombe against Luton Town in September 1996. Made close to 200 apps for QPR as part of a long pro career that started as a trainee at Chelsea.

Tom Williams - Defender and former West Ham trainee who made 10 League appearances for Wycombe during the 2007/2008 season having switched from Swansea City in the summer of 2007 on a two year deal. Never settled at Wycombe and eventually moved to Peterborough United in January 2008. Had three loan spells with QPR. The first two came during the 2002/03 season from Birmingham City, while the third came during his time at Peterborough in the 2009/10 season. His long list of clubs include, Barnsley, Gillingham and Preston North End (loan).

Other player connections include:
Marcus Bean, Nikki Bull, Viv Busby, Sieb Dijkstra, Tom Heaton, Ebere Eze, Matt Ingram, Giles Phillips, Matt Phillips, Josh Scowen, Paul Smyth, David Wheeler

Also: Former Wycombe Managers Mike Keen, John Gregory and Gary Waddock all had distiguished playing careers with Rangers. Meanwhile, former Wycombe players Steve Brown, Keith Ryan and Keith Scott all had time on the coaching staff at Loftus Road during the early 2000's.
Former Youth Team players at QPR that didn't make First Teams appearances with The R's but went on to spend time with Wycombe, include Alan Davies, Nicky Evans, Mark Hill and Declan Link. Former Wanderers Youth Team player Martin Rowlands was released by Wycombe without making a First Team appearance but then went on to make the grade with Brentford and QPR. He returned briefly on loan for Wycombe during the 2011/12 season - making 10 League apps.
Chairboys all-time record against The R's
Tue, Apr 15, 1931 WCC H D - -
Tue, May 14, 1968 Fr H W 1-0 3,938
Mon, Mar 5, 1973 Fr H W 4-1 512
Tue, Apr 20, 1976 Fr H L 1-3 900
Sat, Aug 13, 1977 Fr H L 0-1 2,250
Wed, Aug 23, 1989 Fr H L 0-1 -
Tue, Aug 21, 1990 Fr H L 1-4 2,572
Sat, Jan 6, 1996 Fr H W 2-1 715
Fri, Jul 26, 1996 Fr H L 1-3 3,337
Tue, Jul 25, 2000 Fr H D 2-2 2,362
Mon, Aug 27, 2001 FL2 H W 1-0 9,217
Sat, Dec 29, 2001 FL2 A L 3-4 14,834
Mon, Aug 26, 2002 FL2 H W 4-1 8,383
Thu, Dec 26, 2002 FL2 A L 1-2 14,874
Sat, Sep 13, 2003 FL2 A D 0-0 13,618
Sat, Mar 20, 2004 FL2 H D 2-2 7,634
Sat, Jul 28, 2007 Fr H L 0-1 3,045
Tue, Jul 28, 2009 Fr H L 1-2 3,288
Tue, Jul 31, 2012 Fr H L 0-3 3,787
Fri, Jul 22, 2016 Fr H L 0-3 2,575
Sat, Dec 19, 2020 Ch H D 1-1 BCD
Tue, Mar 9, 2021 Ch A L 0-1 BCD
WCC = Wycombe Charity Cup
Fr = Friendly/Testimonial
FL2 = Football League Division Two
Ch = Championship
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