Austin Powers To Loftus Road
The day we have been hoping for all summer finally arrived today as the R's signed an out and out goalscorer that will provide the firepower that will spearhead our challenge to reach the Premier League once again.
At twenty past one I received a text from Jess simply saying "Austin :)". With that being said I instantly looked on Twitter to see the official confirmation and finally after days of seeing people moaning about the lack of transfer activity and a few ridiculous comments about us potentially being relegated, today was the day that everyone was happy and stopped being so miserable!
Austin joins from Burnley on a three year deal and will wear the coverted number 9 shirt, finally someone who could be as prolific as the legendary Sir Les Ferdinand!!
Austin boasts the impressive figures of averaging a goal every two games during his spells at Swindon and Burnley, so you can see what a talent we have on our hands!
We are very lucky that Austin's move to Hull fell through due to a failed medical and despite this showing in his medical with the R's it is deemed as not a serious risk and this is why the R's are happy to pay near the £4.5million fee that Hull had previously agreed.
Welcome to Loftus Road Charlie, we are looking forward to seeing you scoring the goals that will hopefully lead to a successful season!
The buzz created by this signing will run into Saturday and the first game of the season at home to Sheffield Wednesday.
We will return with our usual match report on Saturday and hopefully bring some good news and three points on the board!