Football - Lewes v QPR

Lewes’s penultimate pre-season friendly will see quality opposition in the shape of QPR coming to the Dripping Pan. The R’s are likely to take this fixture pretty seriously before starting their Championship season four days later. A disappointing season last year saw the West Londoners finish 17th. Players to look out for include huge Nigerian international defender Danny Shittu (you wouldn’t laugh about his name if you met him in a dark alley) QPR veteran Kevin Gallen and Paul Furlong, who used to be a Chelsea striker in the days they couldn’t afford to buy the likes of Shevchenko. Over the summer manager Steve King has strengthened the squad whilst keeping hold of his main attacking assets, midfielder Karl Beckford, striker Jamie Cade and, most significantly, French U21 international Jean-Michel Sigere. It will be an interesting test to see how the Rooks cope with a team three divisions above them.

Talking about pre-season friendlies, Rooks fans might have recognised a familiar face during the World Cup. Trinidad and Tobago defender Brett Sancho – the one whose hair was pulled by Peter Crouch before he scored that vital goal, was on trial for Brighton when the Seagulls came to play Lewes last season, meaning that he started his season at the Pan and finished it at the World Cup. AL

Dig for Victory: itís a race against time for the builders at the Pan
The Dripping Pan, Mountfield Rd
When? 7.45pm
How Much? £10

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