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Wimbledon Rangers at Loftus Rd

last updated Thursday 03rd May 2001, 11:28 AM
Wimbledon and Queens Park Rangers have agreed to merge, forming a team that may start next season in the Nationwide First Division, the Sun newspaper reported without citing sources.

Queens Park Rangers are up for sale after parent company Loftus Road Plc went into administration last month. Wimbledon, which has played home matches at Crystal Palace's Selhurst Park stadium in south London for 10 years, is looking for a new ground.

QPR Chairman Chris Wright approached Wimbledon co-owner Bjoern Rune Gjelsten months ago about a merger, the paper said, adding that governing body the Football League doesn't object and will discuss the plan at a meeting today.

Agreeing to a name for the new team is the main obstacle to the merger, the Sun said. QPR Dons and Wimbledon Rangers are possibilities. The team would play at QPR's Loftus Road stadium in west London.

QPR have been relegated to the Second Division. Last week administrators for Loftus Road Plc said they received 30 ``expressions of interest'' in buying QPR. Wright agreed to acquire Wasps rugby club from the company for an undisclosed sum last month.

If the move goes through it could see Fulham ground sharing at Selhurst Park in 2002/2003
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