RYAN Nelsen returns to White Hart Lane tomorrow with a burning desire to turn performances into points at his new club.
Nelsen was arguably one of the R’s star performers against Chelsea last weekend, as Mark Hughes’s men pushed the European Champions all the way in an entertaining goalless draw in W12.
Whilst the New Zealander was understandably pleased with Rangers’ display against their West London rivals, the Kiwi skipper is fully aware that the R’s will need to produce a similarly positive performance to get anything from his former club this weekend.
"I'm really looking forward to going back to Spurs,” he told www.qpr.co.uk.
"I had a great time at White Hart Lane for the brief period I was there and just like the last two matches we've played, we're coming up against another big, big club.
"We know it's going to be a very hard game and if we're not firing on all cylinders, this league is very unforgiving.
"We'll need to be mentally and physically strong to get a positive result.
"The only way you can win games in the Premier League is by having a positive, professional approach.”
Nelsen - who made eight appearances during his six month spell at White Hart Lane - was one of 12 signings to arrive at Loftus Road in the summer transfer window and although he acknowledges it will take time to gel, he is happy to admit he is seeing signs of improvements day by day on the training ground.
"It was always going to take time but we're gelling nicely now,” he said.
"There's a lot of hard work ahead and I'm sure there'll be a few bumps along the way, but if we strive for improvements, performances will turn into points.
"Consistency is key in this division. We need to produce what we produced against Chelsea at Spurs this weekend and if we do that then we can give anyone a game as we proved.”