Queens Park Rangers returned to winning ways for the first time since mid-October at the weekend, with a 2-0 victory over Preston North End at Loftus Road.
Attacking midfielder Ebere Eze was on the scoresheet once again for Rangers, as he netted a brace for the R’s against the Lancashire side, taking his tally for the season to nine goals.
It was also the first clean sheet of the season for QPR, with Joe Lumley and the back line producing a complete performance.
It was QPR’s fourth home win of the campaign, and Mark Warburton will be hoping that the result will give his side confidence moving forward, as the West London side now have two games within the space of three days.
The first of those tests is against Birmingham City this Wednesday at St. Andrew’s, with one place between the two sides in the table. QPR are four points off the final play-off place, so there is a lot to play for.
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Although the games are now coming thick and fast, QPR fans will still be reflecting on Saturday’s performance and result as they will be proud of their team.
Doubts were beginning to set in for the fans after the seven game sequence without a win. Questions were asked about the mentality of the side, and their inability to not keep a clean sheet.
With confidence in the dressing room at its lowest point prior to last weekend’s game, it shows that the fans underestimated the levels of character and togetherness that the current group of players have.
As ever, individual performances on the pitch will draw attention, with QPR fans once again delighted at Ebere Eze’s composure on the ball and in front of goal.
Contributing directly to thirteen goals from midfield is no easy feat, and the R’s supporters are starting to see the 21-year-old fulfil his potential and show why he is one of the best players in the division.
With all eyes being on Eze’s performance, the back line’s efforts may have been overlooked by the fans. However, Toni Leistner and Grant Hall looked assured and were key reasons why Preston were limited to just three shots on target.
Players and fans alike will hope that the side can now kick on towards the top half of the table and make up for lost time.