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Hall: 'We don't want season to end!'

PAUL Hall shared his delight after QPR Under-23s signed off their season in style with a classy 3-0 win at Watford on Friday.

Goals from Aramide Oteh, Josh Bowler and Ebere Eze fired the young R’s to victory at Vicarage Road, where Rangers were rewarded for a dominant performance from start to finish.

Victory came four days after a 7-1 thrashing of Colchester United, and Hall admits his side are ending the campaign on a high.

“I’ve been very happy over the last few weeks,” he told www.qpr.co.uk.

“I probably sound like a broken record but the most important thing is that we hit our objectives.

“The result is irrelevant; it’s nice to win but a win for me is everybody managing to get something out of the game. Now we’re starting to see a group of players who are playing well as a unit and are really controlling games, which is what we want to do.

“We want to show no mercy. The boys are going for it, really turning the screw and that’s what we want to see. The way they’re developing is really good.”

Hall’s side deservedly led at half-time courtesy of goals from Oteh and Bowler.

The young R’s extended their advantage in the second through Eze, who set the seal on victory with the pick of the goals from 25 yards.

Hall was full of praise for his goalscorers afterwards, adding: “The build-up to the goals is fantastic.

“Ebere’s just a really, really good footballer. He’s a product of what we’re doing. He’s scored a few goals this season, so too Aramide, and Josh.

“These guys are asking questions with their performances and that’s what we want them to do. Three could easily have been six.

“It’s nice to keep a clean sheet too, which is great for Seny [Dieng].”


After two wins in the space of five days, Hall admitted it’s a shame the season’s at an end.

“We don’t want the season to end because they’re in such a good vein of form,” he said. “But the season has to end and we’ll reflect on it, reflect on this last game and realise there are things they did well and things they could still have done better.

“We need to make sure we keep that belief going and that level of performance going.”

While the season may be over, Hall and co will still be working hard at Harlington as they support the First Team for the remaining weeks of their season.

Led by Chris Ramsey, Hall explains: “Chris and the staff have been great at getting these players to this level. We’ll have a couple of games and we’ll have boys supporting the First Team whenever they’re needed to. It’s a nice position to be in.

“Chris’s philosophy readies them to get ready for the First Team so when they’re called upon, they’re ready to go and know what’s required of them.

“We’re not on the beach yet! We’ve got to make sure we support the First Team.”

We don’t want the season to end because they’re in such a good vein of form.

Paul Hall