Paddy Kenny

Last updated : 13 August 2010 By Bladesmadeditor

3085193Paddy Kenny's move to Queens Park Rangers was nothing more than betrayal. The goalkeeper, who controversially made a switch to Neil Warnock's QPR in the summer, committed disloyalty at it's highest when he snubbed to stay on with the club which pledged to stand by him amid his drugs ban. Any sign of giving something back? Not a cat in hell's chance with the Irishman.

Let's take a look back what Kenny said when his drugs ban was up and he was free to play again.

"I owe the club my career because you don't know what could have happened. Another club might not have gone the same route. But everybody has stood by me and I can't repay them enough.

"I really did think that was me done at Sheffield United. But I got a phone call from the chairman and he said 'don't worry, I'll stand by you,' and he has done.

"It made me realise I still had a future in the game and it made me determined to come back better than ever.

"When I then ran down to The Kop ahead of the game I was emotional, but luckily enough I got through it. The fact it was a home game helped. In the end it wasn't just a good reception, it was amazing, so I can't thank the fans enough and I'm now delighted to be back."

He returns tomorrow (Saturday) and will be expecting a hostile atmosphere. There'll be no shortage of obscenities towards the goalkeeper on Saturday, especially when he positions himself between the sticks in front of the Kop.

When he completed his move to Loftus Road, he said: "After the year I've had, I felt it was the time to move on." Contrasting thoughts in the space of a month or so! I wonder what changed his mind so quickly?

Unitedites are still well cheesed off with Kenny's actions, but Neil Warnock, the former Blades and current Rangers manager, hopes Kenny doesn't get jeered. He said: "Paddy should get a great reception, he was there for around nine years, and I'll be disappointed if he gets some stick as I don't think he deserves it but I know how fickle some fans can be."

It's not about being fickle, Neil.

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