Patrick Agyemang was the second striker in as many weeks to sign on loan for Stevenage in March 2012 as manager Gary Smith looked to add goals to his side; one in search of a third successive promotion. The forward came in from QPR, where opportunities became increasingly restricted. After helping us make the playoffs in our first League One season, Agyemang left the club after his loan spell came to an end.
Mind you, it wasn’t the end of his Boro’ career. The unattached striker returned to us as the summer 2012 transfer window neared its end. Having said that, opportunities in the first team were at a premium both as we started the 2012-3 campaign with a bang. As our campaign took a turn for the worse, his form also dipped alarmingly. He went on loan to Portsmouth and made an instant impression; eventually signing permanently for Pompey on a free transfer at the end of the season.
Patrick Agyemang: Before Boro’
With two Ghana international caps and plenty of Football League experience stretching back to 1998 to his name, Agyemang joined QPR in January 2008 and enjoyed a fruitful start to life at Loftus Road. Indeed, his first six league games yielded eight goals in what was a tremendous run of form. The goals soon dried up and neither loan spells at Bristol City nor Millwall could reignite the striker’s touch in front of goal.
With Agyemang left out of QPR’s 25-man squad for the second half of the 2011-2 season, his arrival at the Lamex gave him the chance to find his feet once again.