QPR have had their fair share of signings that have been very ‘hit or miss’ at Loftus Road in recent seasons, and one man certainly endured a mixed spell at the club.
On 19th January 2016, the club confirmed the signing of Conor Washington from Peterborough United on a three-and-a-half year deal.
See how QPR fans reacted to his arrival at the time, below.
— iamblueandwhite (@iamblueandwhite) January 19, 2016
@QPRFC get in quality signing!
— AshleyQPRShaw (@BrightsideShaw) January 19, 2016
@QPRFC great piece of business. Young hungry player who sees QPR as a step up. Well done JFH and Les for getting this over the line so quick
— Hitman_Hearn (@hitman_hearn) January 19, 2016
@QPRFC good signing
— bobby (@Bobbylaw88) January 19, 2016
@QPRFC Fantastic News – Well done Connor – Well done QPR – Onwards and upwards
— Karcher Center JMS (@KarcherJms) January 19, 2016
There were high hopes for Washington when he arrived at Loftus Road, and he lived up to that expectation – to an extent.
In his first season with the club, he failed to score a single goal for the Hoops, in a disappointing to start to life in London, especially when he arrived with a weight of expectation on his shoulders.
In his first full season with QPR, he scored eight goals in total and looked like he could be the man to fire them up the table, which will have been pleasing to see for the Loftus Road faithful after a slow start to his career with the Championship side.
He netted just six goals in the following season though, which saw his game time limited as he made just four appearances for the Hoops before having his contract mutually terminated on Deadline Day 2018.
Washington wasted no time in finding himself a new club, with Sheffield United snapping him up on a one-year-deal to help bolster their attacking options.
Given that his record wasn’t the most clinical, there was certainly many eyebrows raised when he signed along the dotted line at Bramall Lane for a Sheffield United side that are challenging for promotion to the Premier League.
But he’s largely been used as a substitute for the Blades and has made just four starts for Chris Wilder’s side, and unsurprisingly, he’s yet to score for the promotion-chasing side.
A player that divided opinion at QPR, but did score some important goals for the Hoops in a difficult transition period for everyone associated with the club.