LUKE Freeman was pleased to get off the mark on Tuesday night – and hopes QPR’s first win of the season can prove a springboard ahead of Saturday’s trip to West Bromwich Albion.
Freeman opened his account in midweek, with the midfielder’s opener against Peterborough United setting Rangers on course for a 2-0 win and a safe passage through to Round Two.
After disappointing successive defeats to kick-off the Championship campaign, Freeman knew the importance of ensuring the R’s losing start didn’t stretch any further.
“It was important to get that win,” he told www.qpr.co.uk. “Nobody wants to lose three on the spin so it was important and it’s something we want to build some momentum with now.”
Rangers flew out of the traps on Tuesday with two goals inside the opening six minutes.
Freeman’s first was quickly followed by a second from Pawel Wszolek, as Rangers took out their frustrations after last weekend’s hotly-contested 2-1 defeat to Sheffield United.
“It was a great start,” Freeman said.
“We thought we were really unlucky against Sheffield United – two goals that shouldn’t have been allowed in our eyes. It was a good start [on Tuesday] and hopefully we can take that into the league this weekend.”
West Bromwich Albion provide the opposition this weekend as Rangers go on the road for the second time this season.
After relegation from the Premier League, the Baggies are unsurprisingly one of the early promotion favourites but Freeman is looking forward to the challenge.
“We’ve got to embrace it,” he said. “These are the sorts of teams you want to be playing against. West Brom were in the Premier League for many years so we know it’s going to be a tough test.
“We feel we’ve played well in the last two games so it’s about bringing that form into Saturday. We’re going there to pick up some points.”
Freeman is hoping he can add to his tally too after opening his own personal account on Tuesday.
He added: “It’s nice to get one early on and hopefully I can get a few more!”