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Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Balanta Aims to Be Bigger than Asprilla

Daily Mail - Balanta's aiming higher than Toon hero Tino
Teenage sensation Angelo Balanta claims he can have a greater impact on English football than Newcastle icon Faustino Asprilla.
The 17-year-old has made just five appearances for Queens Park Rangers since signing professional forms last summer but has already impressed with his flair and creativity.
A goal on just his second start against Sheffield United last month put him firmly in contention for a place in the team for Wednesday's trip to Coventry - but the Columbian has set his sights a little higher.
"Asprilla was a great player but I think I can do more than him in the game," said Balanta, whose countryman scored 12 goals in 36 starts for Newcastle and spearheaded their narrow failure to land the Premier League title in 1996. Mail

Elsewhere at QPR: Aaron Goode links up with Andrew Howell at Wealdstone

Rangers defender Aaron Goode has joined Wealdstone on loan.
The 19-year-old right back, who can also play in the centre of defence, will team up with fellow R Andrew Howell, who is also on loan to the Ryman Premier Division side.
Goode will remain with the Stones until 1st April, and could make his debut for his new side against Maidstone United this evening (Tuesday) QPR

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