Queen's Park Rangers News: Park Will Be Key

on August 16 2012 6:23 AM
Queen's Park Rangers News: Park Will Be Key

Last season Park Ji-Sung was battling for the title with England's most successful club. This season he'll be battling again but at the other end of the table.

For many, Park's move to QPR was a shock. Many thought he still had something to give at United as Ferguson trusted him so much in the "big" games. However the wings at United hold far better talent and the central midfield positions have been bolstered by Kagawa and Powell.

It's seen as a real coup that Mark Hughes has captured the South Korean. Especially as he was previously linked with the Old Lady of Italian football: Juventus. Along with Park, QPR have invested in players with previous Premier League experience. Andy Johnson, Rob Green and Ryan Nelsen are the most experienced of the new guys.

When a team is fighting for its life at the bottom of the table, it needs all of its players to play like a team and put in a shift. Now last season Joey Barton was acting like a ten year old that thinks he's better than his club. Thus he's been given a lengthy ban for kicking out at Sergio Aguero.

You can be sure that Park Ji-Sung will put in a shift and work as a team. Not only does Park put in the hard graft, his talent is sometimes underestimated. He wouldn't have been playing for the Red Devils if he was talentless but worked like a horse. His finishing ability is better than most midfielders, he was an eye for a pass and he can make that pass.

The bookmakers have put QPR as relegation candidates but with Park Ji-Sung now on their books, their Premier League status may be secured before Easter. I'm sure Mark Hughes isn't thinking about fighting relegation again. But perhaps a mid-table finish is the best that QPR can manage.