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Leigertwood prepares for century

Mikele Leigertwood
Leigertwood joined QPR in 2007 from Sheffield United

QPR midfielder Mikele Leigertwood says his two seasons at Loftus Road have been eventful as he prepares to make his 100th appearance for the club.

The 26-year-old, who joined in September 2007, is one of their longest serving players and will reach his landmark against Leicester on Friday.

He told BBC London 94.9: "There's been a lot of change in my short time here - managers, players and personnel.

"It's taken its time but it seems to be paying off at the moment."

Rangers have won their last three matches, having scored four goals in each of those games -a run which has seen them climb amongst the promotion chasing pack.

It's nice to go from relegation troubles to potential title challengers but we don't want to speak about promotion until it's a real possibility

QPR midfielder Mikele Leigertwood

Leigertwood was the first of a host of big money signings to arrive after the club changed ownership in 2007, but when he was bought for £900,000 by John Gregory the club were heading in a different direction.

"The players have changed, we've changed managers numerous times and they're (the owners) just trying to get the right formula," he said.

"We're doing well at the moment but most of us now have been here for a little while since the new owners came in.

"Obviously Gaz (Gareth Ainsworth) is still here, Damion Stewart's still here, a lot of the players signed in the January after the owners came in and we've got Adel (Taraabt) and Wayne (Routledge) who on their day are world beaters.

"It's nice to go from relegation troubles to potential title challengers.

"But we don't want to speak about promotion until it's a real possibility, it's still early days yet and we've just got to keep our heads and try not to get complacent."



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see also
QPR 1-2 Leicester
30 Oct 09 |  Championship
Derby 2-4 QPR
24 Oct 09 |  Championship
QPR complete Leigertwood transfer
31 Aug 07 |  Sheff Utd


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