In Saturday’s pre-season opener for Queens Park Rangers as we faced off against Charlton Athletic, Conor Washington got himself on the score sheet alongside Ebere Eze and Alex Baptiste as we fought to come from behind on three occasions at the Harlington training ground.
???? Conor Washington got off the mark on Saturday – and spoke after #QPR's pre-season opener.
— QPR FC (@QPR) July 9, 2018
Having found the back of the net in the game Washington was obviously a go-to for club media and he told the Official Site that given the heat at play during the match it was certainly ‘brutal’ conditions to play a game in, but it’ll serve our preparations perfectly as we build fitness for the year ahead.
He also acknowledged that coming back three times and sharing some goals around would do everyone’s confidence the world of good as we get set for the coming campaign under Steve McClaren as gaffer.
With the boss getting 45 minutes under people’s belt as he made eleven changes at the break, Washington was pleased to have made a small impression during his time on the pitch and he promised fans that McClaren wanted us to play the way the fans wanted.
“It is always nice to score whether that’s in training or a game. It’s important as a front player to get on the scoresheet. We were a little bit disappointed not to come away with the win but we got three goals and it has given us things to work on.”
With another behind closed doors friendly at Harlington this morning as we face Barnet he’ll no doubt be hoping to get more minutes and another goal if he can. Fans will certainly be hoping he does as with 14 games to his name in our shirt following his arrival from Peterborough, the 26-year-old should certainly be capable of more in front of the net and not alone in thinking that, albeit might be in the minority.
Big year for Conor, deserves to show what he can do under new management and new way of playing.
— Ollie (@qpr_ollie) July 9, 2018
One goal at a time "Conor",
— STEVE O'MARA (@STEVEMOGORMAN2) July 9, 2018