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Scowen: Blackburn win was big

JOSH Scowen says that Saturday’s 4-2 victory over Blackburn Rovers was worth more than just three points.

The win – QPR’s first against Rovers in just under two decades – propelled the R’s back up to ninth in the Championship and ensures they will head into the international break on a positive note.

Midfielder Scowen laid on Rangers’ third goal for Bright Osayi-Samuel and after the game he told www.qpr.co.uk: “It’s big for us going into the break with three points.

“It will give us confidence going into the games after the internationals and it means we can enjoy the break too, knowing that we got the points we deserved.

“The way we have started the season and the way we are playing football, I think we are more than capable of proving a lot of teams wrong.

“There are things we need to improve – keeping clean sheets for a start! But as long as we are winning games of football then that will come. If we keep playing the way we have been, then we will keep picking up points.”

Scowen has had to be patient for his opportunities so far this season and, having started Rangers’ last two matches, he is determined to keep hold of his spot in the XI.

He said: “We’ve got a very good squad this year and I imagine things we’ll continue that way where I’ll be in and then may be on the bench.

“Everyone has to fight for their place and if I’m in the team then I’ll be doing everything I can to stay in it.

“It’s friendly competition and there is no one in that dressing room who has a big ego. Everyone gets along with everyone in there, which is only good for morale and that will also only help us all to improve.”

Scowen impressed alongside Geoff Cameron in midfield against Blackburn. QPR have switched between a 4-2-3-1 and 3-5-2 system so far this campaign and Scowen believes that the players in the squad suit both formations.

He said: “We can play both; we have the personnel in the squad to change systems and we are very adaptable too. All of the midfielders know how to play both systems – the 3-5-2 and how we played on Saturday – and we are more than capable of adapting.

“We can play our style of football in both shapes.”

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