Penrice lined up for QPR role

Former QPR striker Gary Penrice is being lined up for a return to the club as chief scout.

West London Sport report that Rangers want Penrice to take a key role at Loftus Road as part of a behind-the-scenes overhaul being overseen by director of football Les Ferdinand.

Penrice is a long-time friend of Ian Holloway and was his assistant for part of the Rangers manager’s first spell in charge in W12.

The pair were team-mates at Bristol Rovers and QPR and later worked together when Holloway was manager of both clubs.

Penrice has since worked as a scout for Wigan and Everton and is currently working for West Bromwich Albion.

Both he and Holloway played under Gerry Francis at Bristol Rovers before joining him at QPR in 1991.

Penrice played up front with Ferdinand for much of the 1992-93 season, which Rangers ended fifth in the Premier League and the top London club.

After making a name for himself as a young forward at Rovers, Penrice was signed by Watford and was later given the chance to play in the top flight when he was snapped up by Aston Villa.

He spent one season in the Midlands before Francis took him to west London, where he spent four years before rejoining Watford.

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