Potential hero status inspires Ferdinand

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Anton Ferdinand has set the ambitious goal of emulating Queens Park Rangers legend Les Ferdinand, after the 26-year-old signed with the west London side on deadline day.

Les made 163 appearances for QPR, amongst the 11 clubs he played for in his 20 year long career. The striker scored 80 goals for the Hoops, and is the fifth highest scorer in the history of the Barclays Premier League.

And Anton hopes to emulate his cousin this season, with the defender aiming to become a favourite with the fans.

"I haven't been in touch with Les yet but we'll speak soon. I used to come here to watch him as a kid," Anton told The Sun.

"I know he was a hero here and I want to be the same. I know what this place, this club is about.”


Since Tony Fernandes took over QPR, Ferdinand has been signed alongside Jason Puncheon and Shaun Wright-Phillips, as well as Newcastle midfielder Joey Barton.

The side has shown a new intent to be counted in the Barclays Premier League and stave off immediate relegation, and Anton said that mentality was clear when he spoke to Neil Warnock about a possible move.

"Things seem to be buzzing around here. I spoke to the gaffer and he impressed me,” the Englishman said.

QPR will face Newcastle with the newly departed Joey Barton next week after the international break concludes. Neil Warnock's side will then go on to play Wolves away and Aston Villa at Loftus Road.

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