From Chris Kiwomya to Kieron Dyer - 10 players who turned out for Ipswich Town and Queens Park Rangers

Georges Santos challenges Nick Forster

Georges Santos challenges Nick Forster

Ahead of Ipswich Town’s trip to QPR, we take a look at the players who have turned out for both clubs.

Chris Kiwomya

Chris Kiwomya - Credit: Archant

DJ Campbell

After a spell in non-league football at the start of his career, Campbell rose through the Football League ranks and ultimately signed for Rangers, from Blackpool, for £1.2m in August 2011.

While at Loftus Road, the striker managed just one league goal in 11 appearances which led to a loan at Portman Road in 2012, during which he hit the ground running and scored 10 in 17 games. Sadly no permanent deal was ever worked out and he spent time with Blackburn and Millwall, but is currently without a club.

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The Irish defender made more than 50 appearances for the Loftus Road club, after signing from Hull, but was sold to the Blues in July 2009 for around £750,000.

His time at Portman Road was mixed, with his best displays coming at centre-back rather than left back, where he started his Ipswich career, but he made more than 100 appearances before departing by mutual consent in the summer of 2012. He joined Crystal Palace, where he is now playing in the Premier League.

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Brian Murphy

Ryan Frasers (far right) watches as his free kick drops into the net behind Luke Chambers and Portsm

Ryan Frasers (far right) watches as his free kick drops into the net behind Luke Chambers and Portsmouth keeper Brian Murphy to level the score at two each in the Ipswich Town v Portsmouth (FA Cup) match at Portman Road, Ipswich, on 09 January 2016. Picture: Steve Waller www.stephenwaller.com - Credit: Picture: Steve Waller

Irishman Murphy was one of many goalkeepers to have a shot between Ipswich Town’s sticks at the end of the last decade, making 25 appearances in all competitions for the Blues between January 2010 and August 2011.

He moved to QPR that summer, where he has started just once in the league since and is currently on loan at Portsmouth.

Tamas Priskin

The Hungarian was a £1.7m signing for Roy Keane in the summer of 2009, but never fully hit the heights his price tag demanded as he scored just five league goals in more than 50 appearances. He did, however, score a memorable goal as the Blues beat Arsenal 1-0 in the first-leg of their Carling Cup semi-final.

QPR was one of three clubs he played for while out on loan from Portman Road, before joining Russian side Alania Vladikavkaz. He’s now with Gyori in his homeland but could be playing at the European Championships in France this summer.

Kieron Dyer

A born and bred Ipswich player, Dyer made more than 100 appearances for the Blues before being sold to Newcastle for £6million in the summer of 1999, where he became a full England international and represented his country in the 2002 World Cup.

Kieron Dyer (left), pictured celebrating a goal for former club QPR with Junior Hoilett

Kieron Dyer (left), pictured celebrating a goal for former club QPR with Junior Hoilett - Credit: Archant

He moved to West Ham as injuries took hold in the latter days of his career, before moving to QPR where he managed just five appearances after suffering a knee injury just three minutes into his debut. He was ultimately released by Harry Redknapp.

Frank Clarke

Forward Frank Clarke played more than 100 games for both Shrewsbury (1961-68) and Carlisle 1973-78) but, between the two, turned out more than 65 times for both Rangers and the Blues. He scored 15 goals in 66 games during his time at Portman Road, with 17 coming in 67 while at Loftus Road.

Chris Kiwomya Following an impressive career with the Blues, which included promotion to and then relegation from the Premier League, Kiwomya headed to Arsenal but then spent time abroad with Le Havre in France and Selangor in Malaysia. Upon his return, he signed for Rangers and was part of a side which won 4-1 at Portman Road in October 1999, with Jim Magilton sent off.

Georges Santos

The former Grimsby man spent just one season at Portman Road, in 2003/4, but was an unlikely member of a team which made the Division One play-offs before losing to West Ham.

He moved on to QPR in the summer and made 75 appearances before finishing up his career with Brighton, Oxford and Farsley.

Jay Emmanuel-Thomas

There will be no reunion with Ipswich for JET, after he was loaned to MK Dons at the end of the January transfer window.

He showed plenty of promise but little consistency during his time at Portman Road, which ultimately led to him moving to Bristol City in a swap deal with Paul Anderson.

He was part of the City side which won League One last season but spent long spells on the bench, before moving to Loftus Road.

Massimo Luongo

The Aussie is likely to take on Ipswich tomorrow, having spent a loan spell at Portman Road under Paul Jewell in the early part of 2012/13. He struggled for game time and saw his loan cut short shortly after Mick McCarthy took over as boss and returned to Tottenham.

He then moved to Swindon, initially on loan, before making the move permanent, and reached the League One play-off final last season where the Robins lost 4-0 to Preston. That was enough for him to move to Loftus Road in a multi-million pound deal.

The highlight of his career, though is undoubtedly the MVP award at the 2015 Asian Cup, as he led Australia to victory on home soil and was eventually named on the shortlist for the Ballon D’or.

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