Date: 27th August 2018 at 9:10am
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Queens Park Rangers’ new loan signing from Brighton and Hove Albion, Tomer Hemed, gave fans a much-needed cheer as we faced newly promoted Wigan Athletic at Loftus Road on Saturday.

Hosting them at our ground after four straight Championship defeats in the current 2018/19 campaign, the Israeli international scored in the 35th minute of the tie to give us the advantage and thankfully we held on in defence and kept the clean sheet to return the first three points of the year and finally get us off the mark when it came to a victory.

It was, however, far from pretty as the visitors bossed possession and had greater chances across the 90 minutes but we dug in and did enough by the time the final whistle went.

Taking to social media to celebrate the win, new chairman Amit Bhatia was spot on in his summation.

It wasn’t, it was ugly, but it was needed and it means some hope and relief can return to the camp itself and the fanbase. Now what is important is building from here and at least maintaining a mini unbeaten run to grow confidence and take the pressure off the players.

Whilst there were some dissenters with old gripes coming into play, that small sample of tweets explains what the vast majority of those who offered their reactions were saying. It’s a start that we build from.