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‘Unsung hero’, ‘Gladiator’ – Plenty of QPR fans think this 42-y/o was an understated player in his day

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Shaun Derry made 99 appearances for Queens Park Rangers between 2010 and 2014.

The Nottingham-born Derry made 649 professional appearances in a 19-year career.

He’d represented the likes of Notts County, Sheffield United, Portsmouth, Leeds United and Crystal Palace before he arrived at Loftus Road in 2010, and in his first season helped QPR lift the Championship title.

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He played all but one of the league games that season as Neil Warnock’s QPR won the league, and went on to make 29 Premier League appearances in the following season.

A defensive midfielder, Derry was an unsung hero of that title-winning side. He alongside Ale Faurlin were the mainstays in the side, and the holding forces that allowed Adel Taarabt to do what he did.

Plenty of QPR fans reacted to a Twitter post this morning, debating whether Derry can be regarded as a ‘club legend’ or not. Plenty weighed in on the debate, and the reaction was all the same:


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Article title: ‘Unsung hero’, ‘Gladiator’ – Plenty of QPR fans think this 42-y/o was an understated player in his day

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