Junior Hoilett believes there is plenty of reason for optimism as QPR prepare to host West Ham United at Loftus Road tonight.
Rangers go into the game looking for their first Premier League win of the season, but Hoilett says their improved performances of late show the R’s are heading in the right direction.
QPR lost 5-0 to Swansea on the opening day of the campaign but have produced impressive displays more recently against Manchester City, Chelsea and Tottenham.
“We all believe the first win is just around the corner,” Hoilett told www.qpr.co.uk. “If you compare the first game of the season to how we’ve been playing recently, there are a lot of positives we can take.
“We are playing great football and scoring goals. When that first win comes it will take the pressure off us a bit.”
Hoilett opened his R’s account in last Wednesday night’s 3-2 Capital One Cup defeat to Reading, and he admitted: “It was great to get my first goal for the club but it would have been much better if we could have got the result we wanted as well.
“I thought we did well and controlled the game but were a bit unlucky. That’s been the case for the past few games so hopefully we can turn that around tonight.”
Sam Allardyce brings his Hammers to Loftus Road aiming to build on their impressive start to life back in the top flight.
The East Londoners have collected eight points from their opening five fixtures. And the opposing manager is one Hoilett knows well, having played under him at Blackburn.
“Sam was great for me, I learnt a lot off him,” Hoilett said. “He is a great manager but hopefully we can get a few points off him tonight!”
Hoilett and his team-mates are all too well aware of the current league table, and he added: “We have been playing well but not getting the points on the board. That’s not what we want.
“We need to get those points and I’m sure that if we continue to play like we have been, the results and points will come.”
Loftus Road is sure to be at his vociferous best tonight, and the 22 year-old winger is ready for another special atmosphere in W12.
“I am really looking forward to it, every London derby is one worth looking forward to,” he said.
“The atmosphere at the stadium is great, you can sense the fans are really rooting for you and behind you. They were brilliant against Reading and hopefully they can repeat that this evening.”
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