QPR’s Dunne to put friendship to one side

Richard Dunne will put his friendship with his former Manchester City team-mate Paul Dickov to one side when QPR face Doncaster on Saturday.

The pair know each other well from their time together at City and Rangers defender Dunne expects Rovers boss Dickov to have his team fired up to take on the Championship title chasers.

“I played with ‘Dicky’ at Man City so I know him well,” Dunne explained.

“We don’t speak often as it’s difficult now he’s a manager – people are phoning him all the time.

“But it was nice to see him when I did and I know he’s very ambitious. He’ll be sending his team out to win and on Saturday it’s just QPR against Doncaster and that’s the important thing.”

Dunne, 34, discussed the possibility of playing for Dickov at Rovers after leaving Aston Villa at the end of last season.

He ended up moving to Loftus Road on a one-year contract after being made an offer by Rangers manager Harry Redknapp.

“I spoke to them over the summer, it just never really worked out,” said Dunne.

“I just went to have a chat to see what their plans were for the season, but I felt QPR had the better chance of getting into the Premier League.”



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