WINGER Albert Adomah made an emotional return to Harrow Borough yesterday (Wednesday) evening, as Rangers' Under-23s continued their pre-season campaign at Earlsmead.
The young R’s comfortably wrapped up an impressive 4-0 victory over the South League Premier South side, with Sean Adarkwa on target twice and Charley Kendall and Aaron Drewe completing the scoring in Harrow.
But it was quite simply Adomah’s evening, with a guard of honour prior to kick-off paying respect to all the 33-year-old has achieved since leaving Boro in 2008.
Speaking to www.qpr.co.uk, the R’s winger was beaming with pride when he said: “It’s great to be back at the Boro.
“I am so thankful to everyone here and the manager for letting me have a little cameo, it’s been a fantastic evening.
“Obviously I joined in with the Under-23s for a short period, but it’s still pre-season and it was nice to get a run-out, especially at a ground that is so special to me.
“I had a lovely welcome back, with an amazing guard of honour. It’s a fantastic feeling to be back.
“It was a great to see both the Harrow and the QPR supporters here, it was a nice reception, which I didn’t expect.
“Harrow looked after me and if wasn’t for them I wouldn’t have progressed on and had the career that I had. I remember playing against QPR before in a pre-season game while I was here, so I thought it was only right that I came back and played against Harrow.”
On the field, the R’s claimed a comfortable victory, with two goals either side of the half-time whistle clinching the win.
Adomah was pleased with what he saw.
He added: “For the young QPR players these sorts of games are an amazing opportunity to pit yourself against men, it’s a good experience and hopefully when they progress into the first team, they will be able to handle playing against physical opponents.
“Of course, anyone would expect us to be fitter than Harrow, but there’s much more to these sorts of games and we coped well.”
Mark Warburton’s QPR first team are in pre-season action on Saturday, with a home clash against Premier League giants Manchester United. It will be the first time R’s supporters will return to Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium since December, and Adomah can’t wait.
He said: “This was a great night, but obviously we face Manchester United this weekend and it will be exciting to back at the stadium.
“I can’t wait to play in front of the R’s supporters, it was good to get a cameo this evening, but we now look ahead to the challenge United will present."
QPR: Little (Salamon 66’), Williams-Lowe (McLean 62’), Trialist (Carlyle 62’), Gubbins (Domi 62’), Woollard-Innocent (Woodman 62’), Drewe (Jude-Boyd 54’), Conte (Aoraha 54’), Mema (Frailing 62’), Trialist (Pitblado 62’), Adomah (Kendall 13’ and Armstrong 70’), Adarkwa (Mahorn 62’).
Image courtesy of Ian Randall.