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Squad, transfers and goals for the season

Saved on the wire last season by winning their double confrontation in a fairly large way against the barrage Villefranche Beaujolais, Quevilly Rouen Métropole succeeded in their maintenance mission. At the end of a generally disappointing season despite an ultimately successful maintenance, the Norman club is starting its second consecutive season in Ligue 2 with very different ambitions, and higher than those of last season. Focus on the movements made during this off-season and focus on the club’s ambitions for the next season.

The results of Quevilly Rouen last season

Freshly promoted from National 1 at the end of the 2020/21 season, Quevilly Rouen Métropole had a Ligue 2 season full of ups and downs. After a rather successful start to the season, notably with successes against Amiens and Dijon on the second and third days, the Normandy club’s season was unfortunately much less successful with many irregularities and chronic indiscipline (five red cards received in all competitions combined last season).

Forced to face Villefranche Beaujolais in the downhill/promotion play-off at the end of May, QRM never really trembled when responding to the opener in the first leg of FCVB after two minutes and breaking away in second half-time to win 3-1 before securing the second leg and winning 2-0.

The movements of the off-season

The start of the transfer window was very interesting for Quevilly Rouen. With numerous arrivals of experienced players who are often familiar with the National, the Norman collective will rely this year on good bets which could prove to be winners, such as that of relaunching Jason Pendant, back from a very contrasting experience in MLS.

Arrivals: Ben Youssef (Beroe Stara Zagora), Pendant (Red Bull New York), Pierret (Dinamo Bucharest), Houtondji (Caen), Diedhiou (Sochaux), Bonnet (Le Havre), Bangré (Toulouse, loan), Mafouta (Metz), Smith (Nice, loan), Tegar (reserve)

Departures : Dekoke (Bourg-en-Bresse), Nazon (CSKA Sofia), Haddad (Paris 13 Atlético), Dadoune (Le Puy), Jozefzoon, Lambèse, Padovani, Diaby, Rotsen, Pelletier, Belkorchia, Djimou Cissé, Bahassa, Lejeune ( end of contract), Ndilu, Sabaly, Sidibé (loan returns)

Quevilly Rouen squad for the 2022/23 season

Guardians : Nicolas Lemaitre

Defenders : Tegar, Bansais, Pendant, Cissokho, Sissoko, Smith, Diedhiou, Ben Youssef

Environments : Sangaré, Bangré, Bonnet, Pierret, Gbelle, Zabou, Boé-Kane

Attackers : Houtondji, Mafouta, Soumaré

Quevilly-Rouen Métropole: ambitions and ranking

With relegation narrowly avoided last season, the prerequisite for the Normans season will be to avoid another season spent in the red zone. If the numerous arrivals should make it possible to stabilize a workforce which showed far too many irregularities last season, the departure of Padovani in the axis, historical player of QRM will be to be watched.

The defensive solidity of Quevilly-Rouen was one of the rare satisfactions of the season for the Normans and this quality will have to continue to be demonstrated next season. With many teams that do not seem to have fully completed their transfer window yet, a more detailed inventory will be needed at the end of August, but QRM seems to have a solid team for the moment.

If the fight for the first part of the classification seems to be compromised, it is possible to see QRM rise, thanks to a good start to the season, in a leading pack which could pull the Normans up and possibly make them reconsider their ambitions.

The player to watch: Issa Soumaré, a renewed loan in Normandy

Trained in Belgium alongside Beerschot, the first six months of the Senegalese player Issa Soumaré really revealed him to the followers of the Ligue 2 championship. Decisive with two goals and two assists in the two play-off games against Villefranche Beaujolais, the Senegalese saw his loan extended in Normandy to try to gain regularity for the one who will celebrate his 22nd birthday this fall.

The Quevilly-Rouen calendar for the 2022/23 season

Less than three days from the start of his season against Rodez, zoom on the Quevilly-Rouen season calendar with the most beautiful posters for the supporters of the Norman club against the contenders for the rise in Ligue 1 in particular.

Matchday 2: 06/08/2022, Paris FC – Quevilly-Rouen Métropole

Day 13: 22/10/2022, Sochaux – Quevilly-Rouen Métropole

Day 13: 05/11/2022, Quevilly-Rouen Métropole – Le Havre

Day 24: 02/18/2023, Quevilly-Rouen Métropole – Sochaux

Day 32: 22/04/2023, Le Havre – Quevilly-Rouen Métropole

Day 36: 20/05/2023, Saint-Etienne – Quevilly-Rouen Métropole


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