Yesterday QPR confirmed the news that all fans had been waiting for; that a club legend was to be commemorated in the style which he rightly deserves.

Stan Bowles, regarded by many as the club's greatest ever player, is to be the focal point as the Hoops round up their pre-season campaign against Premier League side Bournemouth on July 29 (3pm).

With the 68-year-old suffering Alzheimer's disease, this is the opportunity for all of the Loftus Road faithful to show their support and appreciation to the man who will be present on the day.

It is a fitting tribute to a footballing legend, and it's pleasing to see months of hard work behind the scenes paying off to make the idea a reality.

Questions have been raised about the opposition for the friendly, with many mentioning Bowles' former clubs Brentford and Manchester City as preferred opposition, however is it important to remember that the man himself was renowned for his expressive style of play, making Bournemouth a rather idyllic opponent for the match, afterall, Bees and City fans will also be welcome on a day when rivalries when take a back seat.

One thing is for certain, it will be an emotional occasion, which will see fans from Brentford, QPR and further afield come together to hail a true footballing hero.

Supporters can donate towards the Stan Bowles Go Fund Me account by visiting Bowles.

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