Perch: We need to find consistency

QPR defender James Perch says the team are all looking forward to Friday’s local derby against Brentford.

QPR defender James Perch says the team are all looking forward to Friday’s local derby against Brentford. 



The R’s five-match unbeaten run came to an end against Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday but Perch is hoping the team can get back to winning ways against the Bees in front of the live TV cameras. 


“Playing on Fridays is unusual for us but we’re very much looking forward to this,” Perch told www.qpr.co.uk.



“We’re up for it – it’s going to be a great local derby and we’ve been working hard on the training ground all week to make sure we get the three points.”



Reflecting on last weekend’s 1-0 loss at Hillsborough, Perch believes there were positives to be taken from the match against a side that were only one game away from promotion last season. 



“I think we played well in patches,” he said.

“We were fine up until their goal which was a real sucker-punch just before half-time, and a bit against the run of play. 



“We’ll take the positives out of it, but we know we could have done a few things better.  



“I don’t think there was much difference between the two sides, they’ve recruited a lot of good Championship players but we’re not a million miles off.”



When talking about what he feels can be improved on, the 31-year-old said consistency and being more clinical is something they’re striving for. 



“We need to score more goals when we’re on top, and when we’re defending and under pressure we need to dig in harder to get some clean sheets,” he said.



“On Saturday the lads up top hit the target and worked hard, but it’s one of those games that we really needed to score in and we’ll work on that.”

The defender believes the R’s are not too far away from being one of the top teams in the division but need to be more consistent.



“The teams at the top are consistent,” he said.



“At the minute we’re winning one then losing one and that’s probably why we are more in the middle. We’re not far off at all, but that consistency needs to be there.”

At the minute we’re winning one then losing one and that’s probably why we are more in the middle.

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