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  • Leroy Fer makes a scoring return for QPR against Bolton Wanderers
  • Dutchman makes it 2-2 just before half-time at Loftus Road
  • Fer handed first start since the end of last season

FIT-AGAIN Leroy Fer was full of praise for the fighting spirit he and his QPR team-mates showed in Saturday's sensational victory against Bolton Wanderers.


Returning to the starting XI for the first time this season following a long-term injury, Fer scored QPR's second goal in our 4-3 win – leaving the Dutchman to reflect on a ‘crazy game’ at the full-time whistle.


"It was a crazy game," he told www.qpr.co.uk.


"2-0 down, 3-2 up, 3-3 - and then an unbelievable feeling at the end to win it.


"I think we showed great character. We didn't once drop our heads.


"Defensively we were poor again, but we've won the game with an incredible win - with an unbelievable goal."


Fer reserved special praise for two-goal hero Jay Emmanuel-Thomas, who scored the R's last-gasp winner in added time.


GOAL: Leroy Fer levels for QPR before half-time


He said: "I'm really pleased for him.


"Everyone knows Charlie (Austin) is our number one striker, but JET came in and showed what he is about.


"I'm really happy for him and the team that we got all three points."


Commenting on his return to the side, Fer added: "It was nice to be back out on the pitch at Loftus Road.


"I was pleased to score - and at an important time too to get us back level at half-time.


"I couldn't be happier - a goal and a win on my return in front of our fans. It's a wonderful feeling."


Rangers have a two-week break now before a trip to Birmingham City and Fer readily acknowledges the need for the squad to go back-to-basics on the defensive side of their game on the training ground over the next fortnight.


"It's great to go into the break with a win," he said.


"We showed (against Bolton) that we can attack well, but there is a lot to improve on. We can't keep conceding the goals we're letting in.


"We have to crack on over the next fortnight, train hard, work on certain aspects of our game, and focus on the next game."

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