QPR youngster Olamide Shodipo is enjoying ‘every minute’ of his experience on first team duty with QPR in Holland.
The teenager, who turned 19 earlier this week, started in Rangers’ 1-0 pre-season friendly victory against PSV Eindhoven yesterday (Friday) – and was delighted with the run-out.
"It was a good test against a big side,” he told www.qpr.co.uk.
"We expected it to be a tough game and it was.
"It was a draining game, because they kept the ball very well for periods of the game.
"The manager wants us to play at a high intensity and our workrate needs to be high at all times – and I think we showed that throughout the game.”
He added: "The win will do our confidence good.
"It's a big boost to beat a team like PSV, even if it is only a pre-season friendly.
“Winning helps the confidence, so we’re really pleased.”
Seb Polter’s penalty won it for the R’s, setting Rangers up nicely for Monday’s friendly against FC Groningen.
Between now and then, Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink’s side will be back on the training pitch, presenting Shodipo with more opportunities to impress the gaffer.
"I'm enjoying every minute of it,” he told www.qpr.co.uk.
"It's a great experience for me.
"Training with the first team and being here on tour is fantastic.
"The gaffer wants the wide players like me to do the dirty work as well as the stuff that wide players are known for.
"He's always emphasising the importance of the team, so everyone knows their jobs.
"He says it to us every single day - the team comes first.”