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The best QPR XI since the Millennium – full backs

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Twenty years into the 21st century, and Queens Park Rangers have seen it all.

Promotion, relegation, controversy and more – you name it, it’s happened to QPR since the turn of the millennium. There’s been good and bad but in times like these, it’s important to focus on the good.

Here we take a look at the four full-backs who could make it into QPR’s team of the century – who’s got your vote?

Matthew Rose

Ex-Arsenal man Rose is now the first-team coach at Gerhard Struber’s Barnsley, but he made a name for himself in the footballing world with QPR.

The right-sided defender spent ten years with the West Londoners from 2007 to 1997, making over 250 appearances and winning over a lot of fans doing so.

Not the fanciest of defenders, but he sure was reliable. He was an ever-present in the team through a lot of on-field and off-field drama – as loyal a servant as any to QPR.

Clint Hill

The big man himself often played as a centre-back, but he filled in on the left-side of defence on many occasions and was always a calm, level-headed captain in whatever role he played.

Any QPR list wouldn’t be complete without him in it, and if he’s not at centre-back in the team of the century, then he should be on the left.

Mr QPR made 185 appearances for the club between 2010 and 2016 and many would love to see him come back one day in a coaching role perhaps – he’d make for a great defensive coach, and knows the club inside-out.

Can you get 15 out of 15 on this QPR quiz? Have a go now!

Who's your favourite QPR full-back since the millenium?

Matthew Rose

Matthew Rose

Clint Hill

Clint Hill

Armand Traore

Armand Traore

Ryan Manning

Ryan Manning

Armand Traore

He was never anyone’s favourite at QPR, but the ex-Arsenal and Juventus man had stuck with the club through some tough times, and was part of the 2014 promotion-winning side.

Traore made over 93 appearances for the club between 2011 and 2016, and most of them at a consistent level – a worthy candidate to fill the left-back role in this QPR side.

He left Cardiff this season after failing to make a single appearance for the club, and he’s been without a team since. At only 30-years-old, Traore’s footballing career looks to be on a sad decline.

Ryan Manning

A contemporary addition to this list – Manning may not be the best defender as such, but in terms of wing-backs, Manning is one of the best we’ve seen at QPR.

His attacking attributes as a defender are phenomenal, and he’s provided a hugely important outlet on the left for Mark Warburton this season.

The club managed to extend his stay until 2021 earlier in the season, but Manning could well attract Premier League interest in the summer, and he amongst many others could head for the hills.

Cast your vote now!

Who's your favourite QPR full-back since the millenium?

Matthew Rose

Matthew Rose

Clint Hill

Clint Hill

Armand Traore

Armand Traore

Ryan Manning

Ryan Manning

Freelance football journalist based in Sheffield. Postgraduate degree in Sports Journalism, and good experience in digital football writing and match reporting.

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