GEOFF Cameron was doubly delighted on Saturday after QPR fought back from 2-0 down to draw with Hull City in his first game back in three months.
Rangers were staring defeat down the barrel at the KCOM Stadium after trailing by two Jarrod Bowen goals, but second-half strikes from substitutes Josh Scowen and Tomer Hemed salvaged an unlikely point.
Cameron – sidelined since mid-December with an ankle injury – came through unscathed too, lasting an hour on his return to the starting XI.
“It was great to be back out there,” the R’s on-loan midfielder told www.qpr.co.uk afterwards. “It’s been a long three months!
“I knew I wasn’t going to last 90 minutes after so long out, but it was just a case of getting my fitness back and it felt pretty good.”
Despite trailing 2-0, Cameron was confident Rangers could retrieve the situation.
He said: “In the first half we played some good football but just made some simple mistakes. We had some opportunities but weren’t clinical in the final third.
“But we kept our heads up, stayed positive and at half-time we were still in the game. We knew if we could get the next goal we were confident we could work our way back, and that’s what we did.”
Cameron had special praise for his replacement, as fellow midfielder Scowen spearheaded the R’s revival.
After scoring the R’s first in bizarre fashion from 25 yards, Scowen did well to dig out a cross for Hemed to equalise late on.
“Josh came on and gave us some energy,” he said. “He’s a little rat and loves to get in amongst it.
“He showed great ambition to get the first one and then set up the second for Tomer to finish it.
“For me it was coming, and should have happened in the first half. We had so many balls that just didn’t quite break for us but we stayed in it and, once we settled down, we were the better team.”
Steve McClaren’s men can now look forward to recharging their batteries during the international break.
With two weeks until the R’s return to action at home to Bolton Wanderers, Cameron intends to take full advantage.
“It’ll be good to get some more training under my belt,” he added. “It’s another building block for me.
“I felt pretty good for my first 60 minutes and now it’s about getting ready for the next game.”