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PUBLISHED: 12:11 02 January 2008 | UPDATED: 16:08 23 July 2010

COKE-COLA CHAMPIONSHIP 2007/2008
QUEENS PARK RANGERS V HULL CITY
PHOTO'S BY GERARD FARRELL / DZ PICS
DATE: 03/11/2007.
TEL: 07831-396-923

QPR'S HOGAN EPHRAIM CELEBRATES HIS GOAL.

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COKE-COLA CHAMPIONSHIP 2007/2008 QUEENS PARK RANGERS V HULL CITY PHOTO'S BY GERARD FARRELL / DZ PICS DATE: 03/11/2007. TEL: 07831-396-923 QPR'S HOGAN EPHRAIM CELEBRATES HIS GOAL. .

GERARD FARRELL / DZ PICS

BY Ben Kosky QPR began a wave of frenzied buying when the transfer window finally opened for business on Wednesday. Rangers immediately shelled out an estimated £2m when they completed deals for West Ham s attacking midfielder Hogan Ephraim and Arsenal de

BY Ben Kosky

QPR began a wave of frenzied buying when the transfer window finally opened for business on Wednesday.

Rangers immediately shelled out an estimated £2m when they completed deals for West Ham's attacking midfielder Hogan Ephraim and Arsenal defender Matt Connolly.

The club had already announced the signings of Watford midfielder Gavin Mahon and Manchester United full-back Kieran Lee, the latter on a six-month loan, before the window opened.

They were also hoping to sign Sunderland striker Daryl Murphy and convert Akos Buzsaky's loan from Plymouth into a permanent move, in time for them to feature in this weekend's FA Cup tie at Chelsea.

Mahon, who turned 30 today, had a successful three-and-a-half year spell with Brentford before moving to Watford for £150,000 in March 2002.

He made more than 200 appearances for the Hornets, captaining them to success in the Championship play-off final of 2006 and was a regular during the following season in the top flight.

Lee, 19, captains United's reserve side, but appeared twice for the senior team in the Carling Cup last season and made his Premiership debut against Chelsea at the end of the campaign.

Ephraim, who is also 19, impressed both up front and on the left side of midfield during his three-month loan period at Loftus Road earlier this season, scoring twice in 13 appearances.

Twenty-year-old Connolly, who is a member of the England under-21 squad, can play at centre-back or full-back, and spent the first half of the season on loan at Colchester.

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