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Eustace expects same standard against Swansea

JOHN Eustace wants QPR to build on Wednesday night’s much-improved performance when they welcome Swansea City to W12 this weekend.

Rangers reacted to defeat at Norwich City with a hard-fought draw at Millwall in midweek, where Eustace felt his side were worthy of a point – if not all three.

Now the R’s caretaker boss is calling on the players to maintain those standards back at Loftus Road on Saturday.

“The main aim was to get a reaction after Saturday and the lads did that,” he told www.qpr.co.uk. “They were very good on the night and that’s the standard we expect.

“It’s important we show the same fight and desire from now until the end of the season and make the fans proud of the team. I think the boys’ efforts on Wednesday did that and it’s important we do the same again on Saturday.”

Graham Potter’s visitors travel to the capital in fine form following three straight league wins – the latest of which saw highly-rated youngster Daniel James inspire them to a 3-1 victory over Stoke on Tuesday night.

James is far from being the Swans’ sole star man, though, according to Eustace.

“We’ll pay special attention to every player,” he said. “They’re an excellent team and they’ll be coming into this one full of confidence.

“Graham’s done a good job there and they’re one of the most attractive teams in the league. We know it’s going to be a really tough test for us.”

R’s defender Jake Bidwell missed the midweek trip to Millwall and remains sidelined with a calf injury.

Eustace added: “Bids is still out. We’ve got a few bumps and bruises from Wednesday but we’ll see how the lads train today (Friday) and take it from there.”

It’s important we show the same fight and desire from now until the end of the season and make the fans proud of the team.

John Eustace
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