QPR striker Washington says they want to play football this season

Queens Park Rangers' Conor Washington (pic Adam Davy/PA)

Queens Park Rangers' Conor Washington (pic Adam Davy/PA) - Credit: PA Archive/PA Images

Striker Conor Washington says the QPR management and players want to play the football the fans want to see this season.

The R’s striker got himself on the scoresheet during Saturday’s opening pre-season friendly against Charlton.

Rangers came back from behind three times to draw 3-3 with the Addicks. Ebere Eze, Washington and Alex Baptiste all found the back of the net in extremely hot conditions at the Harlington training ground.

“It was absolutely brutal – you couldn’t have really asked for worse conditions,” Washington told www.qpr.co.uk.

“The heat was horrible but it was important we got some goals as a team and worked on our shape, but most importantly we got some minutes.

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“We have worked really hard on our shape so there was a lot of information for us and I think it’s something that is going to come.

“With the style of play the manager is looking for from us, we want to play the football the fans want to see.”

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Steve McClaren made 11 changes at the break, which saw 20 players get 45 minutes under their belts, while Idrissa Sylla came off midway through the second period for Aramide Oteh.

“It was nice to have a game but we have been lucky enough to play a lot of football during pre-season,” Washington said.

“The running has been tough but the sessions have been meticulously planned out and enjoyable.”

Washington found the back of the net with a well-taken goal from the edge of the area, chesting down Ryan Manning’s through-ball before firing home.

“It is always nice to score whether that’s in training or a game,” added the Northern Ireland international.

“It’s important as a front player to get on the scoresheet. We were a little bit disappointed not to come away with the win but we got three goals and it has given us things to work on.”

Next up for the R’s is a behind-closed-doors friendly against Barnet on Tuesday morning at Harlington.

The game kicks off at 11am.

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