QPR to pave the way for Malaysian footballers

The Hoops stated their stance to open the door for Malaysian footballing talents

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Tony Fernandes, and his English Championship side Queens Park Rangers, have stated their willingness to open the door for Malaysian footballing talents.

“It’s a world game now ... players come from different parts of the world, so it’s good we have a tie-up with Malaysia (through AirAsia). I’m sure there’s talent there,” manager Harry Redknapp told The Star.

The former West Ham United supremo is well known to be the catalyst of the East London club’s famed youth academy which produced England stars such as Rio Ferdinand, Frank Lampard, Joe Cole and Michael Carrick.

Four Malaysian youngsters are on a 10-day training stint at the QPR Youth Academy after being selected during a round of coaching clinics around the country organised by AirAsia and the QPR In The Community Trust.

QPR In The Community Trust CEO Andy Evans revealed the glowing coach reports on the Malaysian boys.

“We don’t have enough time to judge if they’ll make it as professionals here, but their attitude has been exemplary. What’s important now is to help continue their development back in Malaysia,” Evans added.

The Hoops are in contention for a promotion to the English Premier League (EPL) and currently lie third in the English Championship.