Former Union Berlin centre-half Toni Leistner is already beginning to win over Queens Park Rangers fans, despite our opening day loss to Preston North End at Deepdale.
Our summer signing and new captain has been speaking himself about the performance and how it simply wasn’t good enough, and that can be read elsewhere on Vital QPR.
Although we lost the match 1-0 and there were plenty of reasons to legitimately criticise the performance and our attacking intent on the day – or potential lack thereof – and there was plenty of sense in fans talking about moving forward with a younger group of players (the benefits) but without key leadership in the main areas of the pitch it is essentially doomed to failure when pressure rises.
Leistner has his own part to play in that ‘experienced’ area and some fans believe that if the loss is to become an early blip rather than a sign of things to come, then he has a huge role to play in that on an individual basis and they are backing him to achieve just that.
Pity about the other ten
— Ian Spooner (@IanSpooner10) August 5, 2018
To be honest I've seen a lot worse and better maybe a wee bit of a tap on the shoulder to the new management team of the job In hand they face
— Paul Finney (@paulfinney1969) August 5, 2018
You don’t get many leaders in football now, but from what I’ve seen of Toni he is a natural leader and a captain. Someone you look at the way he conducts himself and think he should wear the armband.
— Grumpy Sam (@GrumpySam_) August 5, 2018
Great performance yesterday.
— Al Blue (@alblue1970) August 5, 2018
Think it was a good call to make him Captain.. Welcome to QPR .. Good Luck Saturday.. We'll all be cheering the Lads on.. COME ON YOU RRR'S..
— Geoff Privett (@GeoffPrivett) August 5, 2018
Lots of luck, Toni. “Come on you Rs !”
— ghostdog (@plewis16) August 5, 2018
The upcoming matches are better
Goo ahead Qpr ????????????????????????????????????
— Jooker Arabia (@JookerArabia) August 5, 2018
Man of the match from our BFG
— David chandler (@Davechan1967) August 5, 2018
Amazing our BFG been team captain love it love it love it
— ela pownall (@elapownall) August 5, 2018