Sylla's goal-den delight after festive haul

QPR striker Idrissa Sylla is determined to continue his impressive goalscoring form in 2017 as he continues to get to grips with the English game.

For the second match in succession, the 26 year-old front-man notched the R's opening goal of the game against Ipswich Town on Monday afternoon, before team-mate Pawel Wszolek came up trumps with a late, late winner to kick-start 2017 in some style at Loftus Road.

Sylla's 30th minute volley - his sixth goal of the season - was something special, as the Guinea international happily acknowledged.

"I just gambled from the throw-in," he told www.qpr.co.uk.

"It's something we have been working on in training and when the ball dropped, I knew I just had to make sure I got a decent connection and thankfully that's what happened.

"It was a good strike and luckily it hit the back of the net."

Joy soon turned to despair for Sylla just before half-time, however, when he came off second best in an aerial challenge, forcing him out of the action in the 38th minute.

But there was some good news at full-time.

"It was just mild concussion," he said.

"The doctors were right to tell me not to continue, even if it was disappointing that I had to come off.

"I feel fine now and hopefully I will be in contention for the game at the weekend."

After back-to-back wins, Sylla is confident he and his team-mates will continue to make positive strides in 2017, commenting: "It was the perfect way for us to start the New Year at Loftus Road.

"We knew we needed to follow up our win against Wolves with a win at home and thankfully we managed to do that.

"To win back-to-back games after the recent run of disappointing results was vitally important - and it's given everyone a huge lift."

He added: "Scoring goals is what I am here to do.

"I've got great belief in my own ability and I know if a chance comes my way, I'm confident I'll take it.

"That's two in two for me now and I just want to keep scoring goals and helping the team to get positive results.

"We know we have underachieved so far this season, but by getting two wins in a row in such a short space of time, we've put ourselves in a far healthier position."

Scoring goals is what I am here to do.

Idrissa Sylla
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