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Omens are good for Damien after Hoops draw Red Devils

PUBLISHED: 16:37 01 October 2008 | UPDATED: 13:22 24 August 2010

NORTHAMPTON, UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 23: Damien Delaney of Queens Park Rangers in action during the Pre Season Friendly Match between Northampton Town and Queens Park Rangers at Sixfields Stadium on July 23, 2008 in Northampton, England.  (Photo by Pete Norton/Getty Images)

NORTHAMPTON, UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 23: Damien Delaney of Queens Park Rangers in action during the Pre Season Friendly Match between Northampton Town and Queens Park Rangers at Sixfields Stadium on July 23, 2008 in Northampton, England. (Photo by Pete Norton/Getty Images)

DAMIEN Delaney has warned that QPR cannot afford to let their surprise cup run distract them from the business of collecting league points. Rangers slumped to defeat by Derby just three days after stunning Aston Villa in the third round of the Carling Cup...

DAMIEN Delaney has warned that QPR cannot afford to let their surprise cup run distract them from the business of collecting league points.

Rangers slumped to defeat by Derby just three days after stunning Aston Villa in the third round of the Carling Cup with a highly organised defensive display.

"I want to be stood at Premier League grounds every week talking about victories, but the only way that's going to happen is if we do the business every Saturday," said Delaney (pictured).

"Cup runs are great, performances like the one we put in at Villa are good for confidence and it's a bonus for us, but the league games are our bread and butter.

"With it being the League Cup, we're playing midweek, so it's not like what happens in the FA Cup when you start missing league games and we have a squad big enough to cope with that.

"But it's fantastic to be part of a cup run. The lads who have been here a while like Rowly and Gaz Ainsworth tell us all the time that they haven't had a cup run since they came to QPR.

"It's great for the fans as well - I wasn't expecting as many fans as we had at Villa and the whole upper tier of that big stand was full, so I'm pleased we sent them home singing.


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