AFTER marking his return from injury with five goals in two games for QPR Under-23s, Reece Grego-Cox admits he’s delighted to be back – and back on the scoresheet.
The R’s youngster – sidelined by a knee injury since the start of December – followed up last week’s hat-trick at Coventry City with a double in Monday’s 2-2 draw with Charlton Athletic.
Speaking afterwards, he told www.qpr.co.uk: “It’s a relief, coming back after a long time out, just to get back and scoring goals.
“That’s five goals in two games so I’m really pleased. I’m just delighted to be back.”
Injury had brought an abrupt end to the striker’s loan spell at Newport County short, where he was enjoying life in Sky Bet League Two.
“It was really frustrating,” he added.
“The loan was going really well – I was playing every game which was important for my experience.
“I was on the sidelines quite a lot last year through injury, so to get another one was frustrating. It was almost like my luck couldn’t have been any worse.
“I’m just delighted to be back now and scoring goals again.”
As frustrating a setback as the injury was, Grego-Cox admits his return couldn’t have gone much better.
A hat-trick, captaining Paul Hall’s side away to Coventry City, saw him celebrate in style.
“It was good,” he said. “I was given the captain’s armband and I really enjoyed leading the boys out.
“It couldn’t have worked out any better; I was delighted.”
The R’s youngster continued where he left off with both goals at Harlington on Monday.
Now he’s planning on contuining to perform for the Under-23s, which will hopefully aid his aim of breaking back into the First Team picture.
“I just need to work on my fitness, and play more games for the Under-23s,” he said.
“My main aim is to get in around the First Team again and show what I’ve got.
“I will do whatever is told of me. I love hard work and to score goals is one my best attributes.
“It’s a case of getting my fitness up and then seeing where that leads.”