It bodes well for Aaron Hughes the defender will wear his favourite shirt number at QPR.
By sheer chance, Hoops missed out number 18 when allocating digits at the beginning of the season – but it goes straight on the back of the Northern Ireland international.
Hughes has always been coy about why he likes the number, but wore it at Aston Villa, Newcastle and throughout his 195 appearance, five-year stay at Fulham.
New Brazilian striker Guilherme Dellatorre will wear number 38, but boss Harry Redknapp insists the 21-year-old is one for the future.
The manager said: “I don’t know an awful lot about him if I’m honest.
“He appeared on the radar and my scouts have seen him and liked him, and we’ll see where we go.”