Furlong's praise for Under-18s start

QPR Under-18 boss Paul Furlong is eager to see his young side continue to progress this season following a positive start to the campaign.

After a three-match unbeaten run, the young R’s travel to Watford in Professional Development League Two South tomorrow (Saturday) - and Furlong wants QPR to continue to show their clinical side following two wins and a draw so far.

"It's been a good start, but that's all it is,” he told www.qpr.co.uk.

"We're more focused on personal development at this level and ensuring there's progression with each and every individual, but winning football matches helps.”

He added: "The boys are understanding what is required of them.

"There's a clinical side to our game at the moment.

"We're finishing teams off, which wasn't necessarily the case last season.”

Last weekend’s 3-2 win against Millwall was particularly impressive, with the Under-18’s losing three players on the eve of the fixture owing to their involvement in the Under-23’s match at Loftus Road 24 hours earlier.

Good news as far as Furlong is concerned.

"We lost three players to the Under-23's on the Friday – but that's good news,” he said.

"It shows there's a pathway for these young lads if they perform.

"They all got game-time for the 23’s and all conducted themselves really well.

"It's really nice to see and it gives the other guys in the 18's inspiration to go on and match what their team-mates are doing.”

It's been a good start, but that's all it is.

Paul Furlong
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