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Wszolek eager to show QPR fans what he can do

PAWEL Wszolek is hoping he can show QPR fans what he can do after a difficult start to his QPR career.

The winger, who joined the R’s on loan from Hellas Verona in the summer, had to bide his time before making his first appearance in the blue and white hoops owing to injury.

His bow came in our 6-0 defeat to Newcastle, when he entered the fray as a substitute for James Perch.

“I can’t say anything positive about my first game,” Wszolek told www.qpr.co.uk. “This was my first match for three and a half months. It was not a good game for me, or the team.”

Wszolek played the full 90 minutes against Sunderland in the EFL Cup before coming off the bench to star in our 1-1 draw with Birmingham City on Saturday.

“The second half at the weekend was a great performance by the team but nobody at the club is happy about the result,” he added.

“For my performance? I cannot speak about myself. That is for other people to talk about. I am just happy with how the team performed in the second half.”

Wszolek’s attacking nature down the right flank drew rave reviews from the R’s supporters, and he is grateful for their backing.

“Wherever we play, at home or at Loftus Road, the fans are there with us and I can really feel their support,” he said. “We must work hard to win, not only for us but for the fans as well. We need their support, and they were great for us in the week.”

Wszolek, who missed out on Euro 2016 with Poland due to injury, is gradually settling into life in west London - and he is grateful to fellow countryman Ariel Borysiuk for helping him.

Using Borysiuk as a translator for this interview, Wszolek explained: “It is great to have Ariel here.

“When you are in a new country with a new culture, it is really helpful to have a person with you who is from the same country, who is getting used to the changes also.

“It makes things much easier. And he comes over to my house to babysit my dogs sometimes, so I cannot complain too much!”

The R’s face Burton Albion this evening, looking to build on their display against Birmingham with a strong performance against the Brewers.

“We must go to Burton with the same mentality we had at the weekend,” Wszolek said. “This must be our way – we can’t be afraid, we must play brave and have belief in ourselves and what we can do. That is the key for us.”

He comes over to my house to babysit my dogs sometimes, so I cannot complain too much!

Pawel Wszolek