QPR enlist Twitter scout army

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By John Glenday, Reporter

November 29, 2011 | 1 min read

London based football outfit Queens Park Rangers, have devised a novel approach to boost their January signings – recruiting an army of Twitter scouts.

Followers of the club on the social networking site are being encouraged to help build the squad by identifying talents the team would do well to poach.

Club owner Tony Fernandes, a keen Tweeter himself, is hoping to nab three or four prize players as a result of the initiative.

Fernandes said: “You effectively have 100,000 scouts out there for you and there is no way QPR could ever know every single player.

"Suddenly we have players we've never heard of and Neil (the manager) is looking at videos and saying 'not bad'.”

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