Wednesday, July 11, 2007

New Signing - Lee Cook

Width! Left Width! Finally after a typically lengthy transfer saga we have now signed left winger Lee Cook of QPR for something in the region of £2.5million. He's almost 25 and he's had a pretty good season for the bitters (voted last years Player of the Season), so much so that Chairman Gianni Paladini was quoted as stating that he would refuse to allow Lee Cook to be sold for under £10million. Really Gianni? Did you get that decimal point in the wrong place? The interest in Cook was first rumoured early on in the summer then last week I jumped the gun when the BBC suggested we'd captured Lee for £1.5million. Paladini made things difficult for us, partly due to the outcry from QPR supporters but in the end Lawrie got his man.

Cook has played 140 times for Rangers scoring 11 goals, having been signed for a paltry £125,000 from Watford where he had scored 7 goals in 64 appearances. Let's hope he can make the step up to the Prem, because by my reckoning he hasn't got much competition for his position.

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