QPR FC Women return to action on Sunday, for the first time this year and manager Steve Quashie is excited for what is in store for his side in 2020.
The R’s start the new year with a trip to Ashford Town in the League Cup and Quashie knows his side are chomping at the bit to get back out on the field.
“The enthusiasm and togetherness the girls have returned with makes me massively pleased,” the QPR boss told www.qpr.co.uk “We have had a long break away from each other due to the festive period so for everyone to be back together again it was a great feeling, the atmosphere was fantastic, the whole team was in good spirits.
“We have had a month away, so it was nice to get back to it. The players have had a good rest, but have trained well and are looking forward to kicking on this year and finishing the job we have started.”
QPR FC Women travel to Ashford Town on Sunday for their first competitive match of the new year and Quashie knows what a tough test it will be, saying: “Over the years we have come up against Ashford and we know how strong they are going forward, if we are to get the result we want then we need to be ready to defend on the front foot and most importantly work incredibly hard to break down their attacking force.”
Looking ahead to the new year as a whole, Quashie is aiming for another unbeaten run to kick-start the R’s season following their first defeat just before the festive break. He stated: “If we can go on another long unbeaten run that will firmly put us in poll position, the players have reflected on the first half of the campaign and now we need to stamp our authority on it and prove how good we are.
“If we are to reach our targets then we need to improve in some key areas, including our gameplay and to stop conceding some softer goals which crept into our play near the end of last year.
“We will be coming up against sides which perhaps we haven’t played yet this season so that gives a challenge, but should also give us a boost, as on paper they are lower down in the table, but we must remain focused and become more resilient if we are to achieve our targets.”