With the September international break over and Championship football and proper fixtures returning last weekend, it turned into another good day for Queens Park Rangers manager Mark Warburton and his first team charges as we made it three wins on the spin as we took all three points from newly promoted visitors to Loftus Road, Luton Town.
An early third minute effort from Ebere Eze got us underway, and Nakhi Wells continued his international goalscoring form to help himself to a brace within eight minutes – and we hadn’t even reached the half hour mark at 3-0.
Typically, Luton rallied and cut our advantage before the break, and they added a second shortly after the restart but we managed to hold out to take a 3-2 victory.
Speaking to the Official Site following the game, 21-year-old Eze was rightly celebrating his third goal of the campaign so far as he continues his development, and he felt the positives from the match showed what we were now capable of – but obviously there is further improvement required.
“It was really enjoyable. When we move the ball like that, it is very difficult to keep up with us, with the quality we possess going forward. We should’ve taken more of our chances – and that includes me – but we have got the three points and that is the main thing. We are playing a whole new style of football, which suits the type of players we have in the squad. We have got a lot of ball-playing players. Our style gets people like me and Ilias Chair on the ball and allows us to do stuff and create, which is what we want to be doing.”
Eze went on to admit that the second half was a difficult spell for us, where we had to give deep having let them get the goal and get a second wind and some confidence, but we can again take the positives that we saw that spell through and for the young lad, that made the celebrations at the full time whistle ‘…so much more enjoyable!”
With Eze also hitting the woodwork twice, it could’ve been a far more comfortable three points, but a win is a win.