Twice before, Ian Holloway made a bit for the Brighton winger – twice before he got nowhere.
Finally, he secured the serviced of the exciting player whose sublime chip led to a Newcastle own goal last Wednesday and an unexpected share of the points against the Championship sure-fire bets for promotion.
He was the only consolation from the drab 2-1 defeat to Burton from the previous weekend, and came on right at the death against Blackburn on Saturday.
He said: “He (Holloway) tried to get me at Palace and Millwall, and now I’m finally here.”
“I honestly can’t remember the last time I played 90 minutes.
“When I knew QPR wanted me I spoke to my agent – and I’m glad – the lads here at Rangers have welcomed me and helped me settle in.”
LuaLua deflected any talk of a permanent move with a year left on his Brighton contract at the end of the season.
After all, if he shines at Rangers, and Brighton get into the Premier League, they might want him back.
“At the moment, it’s game by game,” he said. “Anything can happen in football. I’m 26 years old, and it’s good for me to play games. That’s what I want to do above all else.”
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