QPR kept their second clean sheet of the season in a goalless draw against Bournemouth yesterday and many fans have been raving about the performance of Rob Dickie.
The central defender joined from Oxford United in the summer but has not had the easiest of starts to the season with the 3-2 defeat at the hands of Coventry City a particularly difficult game for him.
The 24-year-old produced a composed display at the Vitality Stadium yesterday, helping Mark Warburton’s side against high-flying Bournemouth.
Dickie won 13 of his 16 defensive duels, made four clearances and four tackles, as well as making one interception and blocking a shot (Sofascore) on an afternoon when Cherries striker Dominic Solanke was kept very quiet.
The R’s have been known for their free-scoring and open style of play since Warburton took charge but were poor defensively last term, with only two sides conceding more than them in the Championship.
Dickie was brought with the hope of solving that problem and he did just that against the Cherries to help his side claim a point.
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The defender’s performance certainly caught the attention of fans of the west London club, with many taking to Twitter to heap praise on him.
Read their reaction here:
Great performance from #QPR today 💪🏽.Amos and Dickie where class. Overall Good point on the road👊🏽🔵⚪️
— Jayden Baker (@realjaydenbaker) October 17, 2020
Rob Dickie was different class today 👏🏻 #QPR
— QPRHub (@qprhub) October 17, 2020
Rob Dickie is the real deal #QPR
— TBATW (@TBATW_) October 17, 2020
Well done Rangers. I’ll take that, played very well and should have won it. On we go boys. Love Dickie, we’ve got a proper centre back there. He gets pelters but Wallace was great today as well. Encouraging boys, very encouraging #QPR #COYRS
— Terry (@TerryArnoldDXB) October 17, 2020
Rob Dickie has been superb, such a composed performance so far
— Samuel (@OzzyQPR) October 17, 2020
Dickie. Enough said.
— Cole (@QprCole) October 17, 2020
A well deserved draw today against Bournemouth. Well done lads and Dickie is certainly looking the real deal 🔵⚪️👍🏻
— QPR (@TenerifeRangers) October 17, 2020
Dickie looks to be great business by the club! Looks very comfortable and assured on the ball! Tracks and sticks with his man well too! Complete defender for me, just needs a bullet header from a corner now 😂
— Gavin Cronin (@QPRGAV) October 17, 2020