Jake Bidwell confident of achieving Premier League dream with QPR
PUBLISHED: 12:00 11 August 2016
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Summer recruit Jake Bidwell believes the QPR defence is up there with the best he has played in, and feels that the experience among them can help him achieve his long-term goals.
The 23-year-old left-back, who joined the Rs in a high-profile move from close neighbours Brentford, has been impressed with the strength in depth of the Rs back line and believes it will only help him on his journey to get to the top flight.
He told the Times: “There’s big competition for places here, but I knew that when I came through the door.
“I’m up against Jack Robinson for the left-back spot, who I’ve known since I was a kid, so I’ll have to be at my best to keep my place in the team, as Jack’s a very good player.
“The defence as a unit is definitely one of, if not the best I’ve played in. Playing alongside the likes of Steven Caulker and Nedum Onuoha – who have Premier League experience in abundance – can only help me.
“That’s where I want to be ultimately and I firmly believe I can do that here. People like Grant Hall want to get there as well, and he’s got everything in his locker to do that.”
Meanwhile, the former Everton youngster – who racked up more than 200 appearances for the Bees – had a message for the supporters he left behind.
He added: “When I decided the time was right for me to move on I assessed my options and QPR was the best option for me – that’s all it came down to at the end. I understand that the [Brentford] fans aren’t going to be happy.
“But I can come away saying I never gave anything less than 100 per cent. Nobody can begrudge me of that. I thank the fans for their support while I was there and wish them all the best.”