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Mick Crossan believes QPR will get their new stadium - but not until 2019 - one year after the targeted time for the 40,000 capacity new home and complex at Old Oak Common - see club video above.

The founder and owner of the Powerday recycling plant that borders the proposed site believes Rs will eventually get the green light, even after his managing director Mark Benstead recently thought Rangers should have ‘options, one, two and three’ up their sleeves.

However, Crossan reckons the one thing he doesn’t have from QPR is their waste.

Powerday has processed the discarded from Chelsea, where Crossan is a season ticket holder, Watford, Fulham and even English rugby headquarters at Twickenham - but has yet to win the contract from Loftus Road.

He also believes Rs opposition won’t only come from Cargiant, who own 45 acres of the proposed new complex, but also European Metal Recycling, who also own a large chunk of the QPR proposed site.

“How long for QPR’s new ground? Three years seems about right,” offered Crossan at the unveiling of the new Dale Youth Boxing Club gym in North Kensington.

Artist impression of new 40,000 stadium for QPR Queen's Park Rangers in Old Oak Common - redevelopment north of Wormwood Scrubs, W12

“They certainly need a new ground, but Cargiant owner Tony Mendes is a very nice man, and he built up his business from a four-car showroom to what it is today.”

Crossan made his money out of muck, and is a keen sponsor of amateur boxing. Powerday have committed £6.5million to developing the sport in London.

But he’s yet to get the call form Rangers for their business.

“It’s funny,” he said, “we’ve got the work from all the others, but the not the club nearest to us."