JOEL Lynch wants to see QPR build on Saturday’s win at Birmingham City by picking up all three points in tonight’s ‘massive game’ against Wigan Athletic.
Rangers’ stunning 4-1 win at St Andrews three days ago lifted them seven points clear of the drop zone, and they will take a big step towards Championship safety with a victory against their fellow-strugglers this evening.
“This is a massive game for us,” Lynch told www.qpr.co.uk.
“We want to get a run going now and if we play the way we know we can play, I am sure we can get a positive result.
“We’re improving in every game that we play, and we’ve just got to keep doing what we’re doing.”
Lynch returned to the starting line-up in the midlands after missing our recent defeat against Huddersfield with a hamstring injury, and the commanding centre-back was pleased to play a key role in the win against Gianfranco Zola’s side.
“It was a great result, and I felt we played well from start to finish,” he said. “They had a few periods of play but, for the most part, we dominated the game.”
QPR went into the match having failed to win any of their previous five fixtures, but the level of performances in those losses had given the R’s squad belief they could turn their form around.
“The way we have been playing lately, even though we haven’t been picking up the points, I felt that sort of result was coming for us,” Lynch explained.
“We took our chances well at Birmingham, and that’s what it came down to in the end.”
Yeni Ngbakoto scored the goal of the game with a stunning 30-yard effort, but the incredible strike didn’t come as too much of a surprise for Lynch, who has seen the Frenchman do it before at Harlington.
“I’ve seen that in training a few times,” he said. “I was right behind him when he hit it – it was just unbelievable! And it’s great for him. He probably needs that little bit of confidence, and hopefully now he can really kick on from there.”
Despite picking up a heavy knock during the first half against Birmingham, the defender – who was nursing a nasty lump on his forehead – can’t wait for this evening’s game under the lights at Loftus Road.
“I am absolutely fine” he said. “That’s how it is, just bumps and bruises!
“I’m looking forward to tonight’s game. We’ve got to make sure we get a result. Back-to-back wins would be great and put us in a much better position.”