- Jake Bidwell returns to his old club for the first time
- Wants to end bad run at Griffin Park
- Happy to fill in at centre back
QPR defender Jake Bidwell insists it will be business as usual when he returns to Brentford's Griffin Park wearing the blue and white hoops on Saturday.
The fullback was injured when the two sides met back in October and this is therefore the first time he has faced the Bees.
Speaking to www.qpr.co.uk
Bidwell, who has been one of the R’s most consistent performers this season, said he’s excited at the prospect of facing his old club:
“I’m looking forward to it and hopefully I’m selected and can help the team get the three points. Obviously it’s a bit different for me having been there for so long so it will be nice to see a few old faces on the day but it will be business as usual and I’ll be going there for the three points and nothing more.
“We’ve debriefed and come back with fresh minds this week and we will use that as motivation to go again on Saturday. Whoever’s picked has got to show they’re worth their place and hopefully our fans can come out with the bragging rights."
Bidwell is frustrated that him and his teammates have not been able to kick on after the international break. He says that until Rangers are mathematically safe he will keep looking over his shoulder and wants that to end on Saturday, stating that there’s no better way to finish a bad run than victory in the west London derby:
“The good thing for us is form goes out of the window in these games and anything can happen. Obviously it’s not been nice as we haven’t picked up any points in five matches but no one is pointing the finger - we are all sticking together.
“I’ve been on the end of positive and negative derby results and know just how it can impact you. I think until we are mathematically safe we will be looking over our shoulder so let’s get it done at Griffin Park.”
The 24-year-old also added that he would play anywhere for the team after filling in at centre back against Sheffield Wednesday last Saturday because of injuries:
“Needs must at the minute with the injuries so I’m happy to be filling in and playing my part. Physically it’s a different kind of test than at full-back but I’m just happy to be playing - I play wherever the manager asks me.”
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