YENI Ngbakoto has one late wish this Christmas – a much-needed three points at Brighton & Hove Albion tomorrow lunchtime.
The 24-year-old Frenchman – who has endured a stop-start time in his first season at Loftus Road – is determined to enjoy his first festive period in England, but insists that will only be the case if the Hoops can halt their five-match losing streak at the AMEX Stadium on Tuesday.
“This is a very important game for us,” he told www.qpr.co.uk.
“We have to forget about the recent results and make sure the focus is on this game only.
“We need a win and we know that.”
He added: “In France, I am used to a break at this time of year. But I enjoy playing football, so even though the games coming so quickly is new to me, I am enjoying it.
“We had Christmas Day off, which was nice, to spend with my young boy and my wife.
“We enjoyed our day but now my focus is on the game tomorrow.”
Injuries have curtailed Ngbakoto’s involvement to just 11 appearances so far this season, but having featured from the start in the R’s last three fixtures, he is determined to show vast improvements in the second half of the season.
“I know I have a lot to offer and I want to show that on a consistent basis for QPR,” he said.
“I feel good in terms of my fitness and I feel I am coming to terms with English football game after game.
“I think we've been unlucky in the last two games especially but the results have been negative.
“We have to focus on the positive aspects of the last few performances. We've just got to keep working and hopefully the results will start to improve.”
“The manager is keen for us to play attacking football, but we need to show that more regularly.
“At the moment, we are struggling for goals.
“The belief in the squad is still there. I think once we score one goal, many more will follow.”