ON transfer deadline day QPR completed the signing of Pawel Wszolek on a season-long loan with the option of a permanent deal, and someone who knows our new winger better than most is his fellow countryman – and the R’s first summer signing – Ariel Borysiuk.
Speaking to www.qpr.co.uk, Borysiuk has told fans that Rangers should be excited by Wszolek’s arrival.
“I think he will be a big, big signing for QPR,” he said. “I played a few times with Pawel in the national team for the Under-21s and a few times for the senior team. He’s a really great player with a lot of potential and he’s only 24 so this is a great age to come to England.
“He can play on both flanks. He’s so quick and strong and I think England likes these kind of players.”
Having known Wszolek since he was a teenager, Borysiuk admitted he played a part in convincing him to swap Verona for London and is now looking forward to welcoming his mate to W12.
He added: “I had contact with him and he asked me a few things about being in England; I said just good things about QPR because I’m really so happy here.
“Now he’s away with the national team but I look forward to welcoming him here when he comes back.”
Having been in England now for over six weeks, Borysiuk feels he’s ready to contribute to the team.
A frustrating ankle injury picked up in pre-season training meant he’s had a delayed start to his QPR career but he is almost back to full fitness.
The midfielder said the prospect of facing seven games in 21 days is not something he’s ever experienced, but it’s a challenge he’s looking forward to.
“I still have a little problem with my ankle but nothing special,” he said. “I think next week everything will be really ok.
“The upcoming games are going to be really busy – I think only in England this schedule is possible!
“But I think we are ready because after the game against Wigan mentally we are feeling great and we’re ready for Blackburn.”
He finished: “I think the team looks really strong and I am going to give everything for the club and for the team.
“I can’t wait to finally get going!”