Queens Park Rangers: Josh Scowen reveals pride after captaining QPR

Queens Park Rangers' Josh Scowen (pic: Adam Davy/PA)

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

Former Barnsley midfielder wore armband for Rs in final two games of Championship season

Josh Scowen admits he was honoured to captain Queens Park Rangers in their final two games of the Championship season.

With club captain Nedum Onuoha, who will leave the Rs in the summer, dropped from the starting XI for the past two games, Scowen has worn the armband.

The midfielder’s first game as captain saw Ian Holloway’s men beat Birmingham City 3-1 at Loftus Road last month.

However, the second game ended in a 2-0 defeat away to Leeds United on the final day of the campaign.

With Onuoha leaving when his contract expires, the Loftus Road side will be looking for a new captain before the new campaign.

Whether Scowen is that man remains to be seen, but the former Barnsley midfielder was simply happy to be given the chance to lead the team.

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“It’s an honour for me to be leading the team out and for the gaffer to show that’s sort of faith in me,” he told the club website.

“It shows that he has belief in me so, from a personal point of view, it’s nice.”

Scowen has been a vital cog in the heart of the pitch for QPR this term, forming an effective midfield trio alongside Massimo Luongo and Luke Freeman.

All three have earned plenty of praise from the Rs faithful this term, but the 25-year-old insists there is more to come from him next term.

“Different managers want you to do different things so I am still developing and learning, and hopefully I can come back next season and do better,” he added.

“It’s been a long season. I’m looking forward to spending time with my family, and then coming back raring to go next year.”