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New Charlton man explains how QPR switch came about

13:45 04 October 2012

Rob Hulse in action for QPR. Photo: Tony Marshall/EMPICS Sport

Rob Hulse in action for QPR. Photo: Tony Marshall/EMPICS Sport

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Charlton’s new loan signing Rob Hulse has revealed there were numerous clubs chasing his signature before the Addicks came in at the last minute to take him from QPR.

The former Derby County and Sheffield United striker signed a three-month loan deal at Charlton on Monday and made his debut as a substitute in their 2-1 defeat against Watford the next day.

The 32-year-old, who had been frozen out at Loftus Road, says he turned down his other suitors as soon as Charlton expressed an interest.

“I had a couple of options but when Charlton came in and it was a very easy decision,” he said.

“There were a couple of Championship clubs and there were a couple of League One clubs [interested].

“I said I’d give it up to the weekend. That was a point when I was going to make a decision.

“Charlton weren’t in the running at that point, but then on Saturday I found out they were and that was it.

“It was virtually done on Sunday night and I was on my way up on Monday.”

Hulse says he was drawn to the Addicks by the club’s stature, their style of football and the influence of manager Chris Powell.

“They’re a big club, they have been a Premier League club, and they like to play football,” he said.

“I know Chris [Powell], I’ve met him a few times. It was just an opportunity that I thought would be the right decision.”

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