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Meet The New Boys: Queens Park Rangers

QPR have clawed their way back into the Premiership by way of the playoff. Will Harry Redknapp's squad be able to stay afloat this time around?

Ben Hoskins

Thanks to a late goal from Bobby Zamora, Queens Park Rangers have once again found themselves in the top flight of English Football.

Zamora's late winner against Derby County sent QPR into the BPL and now Harry Redknapp will be looking to keep them there.

QPR's side is a bit peculiar for a newly promoted team. It features a slew of Premier League veterans, rather than the somewhat fresh faces that play for Leicester City and Burnley.

The owners at Loftus Road certainly have the money to field a competitive side, but for some reason this talented group has yet to come together under Redknapp.

Assuming he stays, Loic Remy figures to be the star for QPR. That is a big 'if' however, as Remy was a failed medical away from joining the gobs--te across Stanley Park.

Aside from Remy, QPR is littered with familiar faces. Joey Barton will be up to his usual horse and pony show, stomping players and getting booked on a regular basis.

Joining Barton in the midfield are Shaun Wright-Phillips, Junior Hoilett and Adel Taraabt. The experienced midfield should help shoulder some of the scoring load, because aside from Remy and Zamora, there isn't much of a threat up top for QPR. Sure Charlie Austin has been scoring at a pretty pace in the Championship, but whether or not the diminutive striker can find the twine in the top flight will be one of QPR's biggest storylines.

QPR's goalkeeping situation is also quite interesting. Two World Cup veterans will fight for first team football as Robert "Hand of Clad" Green and Brazilian Julio Cesar both fancy themselves as the number one.

Redknapp added some more experience to his side by bringing in longtime Manchester United man RIo Ferdinand to shore things up on the backline. Joining Ferdinand are former Spurs and Cardiff rearguard Steven Caulker and Chilean International Mauricio Isla, the latter brought in on a loan deal.

If QPR can manage to stay healthy, their starting XI should be able to compete with most squads in the BPL. However, we've seen things go horribly wrong on Loftus Road in the past and wouldn't be shocked if it happened again.