Freeman believes break has seen QPR improve

PUBLISHED: 16:00 14 September 2018

Queens Park Ranger midfielder Luke Freeman (pic: John Walton/PA)

Queens Park Ranger midfielder Luke Freeman (pic: John Walton/PA)

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Rs return to action on Saturday with trip to the Trotters

Queens Park Rangers return to action in the Sky Bet Championship at Bolton Wanderers on Saturday, and Luke Freeman feels the team will have benefited from the recent international break.

Like all teams in the second tier, the Rs have been without a game since the first weekend of September when they played out a goalless draw at Birmingham City.

With few of his squad away on international duty, Steve McClaren will have had plenty of time with his players on the training ground over the past two weeks.

The QPR manager will hope that has brought his team closer together as they bid to climb the standings.

And Freeman is confident that the recent break in fixtures will benefit the west Londoners in the coming weeks. “We all know we are far from the finished article and we’ve got work to do – that’s what we have been doing over the last week,” 26-year-old Freeman told the club website.

“We feel a lot better for it and we certainly feel we are going to Bolton in the right frame of mind.”

Freeman was subject to plenty of speculation about his QPR future over the summer, having been regularly linked with a move away from Loftus Road.

Nothing, however, came to fruition with the midfielder remaining at Loftus Road despite plenty of interest from rivals clubs.

And Freeman is determined to keep impressing for QPR over the coming months as he looks to help McClaren’s men as much as possible.

“It’s good to get the recognition, but I just want to concentrate on letting my football do the talking,” he added.

“What’s most important is how QPR are doing and what direction we are heading in as a team. We are all working hard to get a run going and to get some more wins on the board. That’s the most important thing.

“We are really looking forward to Bolton on Saturday. We will do our homework on them and head up there in confident mood.”

QPR travel to Bolton looking for a third game unbeaten in the Championship as they look to continue their good form.

They will face a Trotters side who will surely be looking forward to getting back out on the pitch after a difficult week off of it.

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