Massive thanks to QPR fan Matthew Drewett who gives us the Rangers lowdown ahead of tomorrow’s derby at Craven Cottage.
How do you feel Mark Warburton is doing as manager?
I think Warburton is the perfect manager for us in terms of helping our younger players to develop, mixing them in with an experienced group and keeping things competitive. He’s a great man manager.
What do you make of QPR’s start to the season?
It’s been a great start. I’m happy with the points tally so far – our defeats against Bournemouth and West Brom – who will both be up there this season – were respectable. The only disappointment was losing to Bristol City in a game that we should have won comfortably.
What’s a realistic aspiration for Rangers this year?
Getting into the play-off positions is realistic for us. If we can keep our top players fit and maintain our good form through the Christmas period and the second half of the season, I think we can get into the top six. On our day, we can beat anyone in this league.
What did you make of Stefan Johansen being given the captain’s armband after signing permanently this summer?
I think making Stefan Johansen captain was the correct decision. He is one of the squad’s most senior players and is very experienced at getting out of the Championship.
Who are QPR’s key players to watch tomorrow?
Chris Willock and Ilias Chair are the ones to watch. They have a great understanding with one another, finding each other and they can create great opportunities with the ball. They are both very talented footballers.
Finally, can you give us a score prediction for tomorrow?
I’m going for a 1-1 draw. This is going to be a tight game, tense at times and I don’t think there will be too many chances created. I think Mitrovic and Austin will get the goals – both are proven scores at this level.