As we sit firmly in the quiet patch between last season and next, we take a look at the big things QPR fans can look forward to over the summer.


The day that's actually nowhere near as exciting as we think, but means so much after suffering over a month of no football!

Wednesday June 21 is the day when all QPR fans will find out who they'll face on the first day, when they'll face those long journeys north to play Middlesbrough and Sunderland and when London bragging rights will be won and lost against rivals Brentford, Fulham and Millwall.

TV announcements

Just when you think your diary is up to date, Sky will start to announce which fixtures will be televised. It's always nice having your games chosen for television, just as long as you're given enough notice to rearrange travel plans for a Friday night trip to Preston!

New signings

The one which either sets your pulses racing, or bores you into a trance. The club are likely to press ahead with transfer plans once the team and back room staff officially report back for training on June 23. Marc Bircham has said they're looking to get their transfer business concluded early, so fingers crossed we will see some fresh faces in early June as opposed to late August.

Outgoing transfers

Les Ferdinand has said he may need to move players on to make room for new additions, and this is exactly what we expect to happen. I can't see the club making as many changes as they've made in recent years but you can expect a handful of departures between now and the end of the transfer window.


Although never deemed to be classic encounters, pre-season friendlies are always interesting to get a glimpse into plans for the new season. Whether this be getting an early viewing of a new signing, seeing a new system being tried, or even seeing a young prodigy making an early impression on the first team squad, there's always some narrative to these games. For those looking to get their football fix, fixtures available for fans to attend so far include Peterborough away (July 15), Union Berlin away (July 22), Lokomotiv Leipzig (July 23) and the club's showpiece friendly against Bournemouth (July 29).

Stan Bowles Benefit match

A day which many fans already have in the diary. The opportunity to honour a club legend and raise money for an excellent cause. It's bound to be an emotional occasion and hopefully the match won't disappoint either.

The Carabao Cup draw

The newly named Carabao Cup gets underway in the first midweek of the season with the draw taking place in the next two weeks. Whether it's the start of a historic cup run to Wembley, or an embarrassing early defeat against a League Two relegation-battler, it's always an occasion firmly in the minds of the fans.