Step on the Gaz
PUBLISHED: 11:52 22 October 2008 | UPDATED: 13:23 24 August 2010
I DON T think the goalkeeper position is one you can change each week – and it looks as if Radek Cerny s established as our number one now. Radek had probably his best game for us so far on Saturday – he made some good saves against Forest and there wasn
I DON'T think the goalkeeper position is one you can change each week - and it looks as if Radek Cerny's established as our number one now.
Radek had probably his best game for us so far on Saturday - he made some good saves against Forest and there wasn't much he could have done with the free-kick.
Forwards can miss chances and those will be forgotten if they score later, but if a keeper chucks one in or makes a bad mistake, that's what's going to be remembered.
Radek was in good form again at Swansea on Tuesday and it was important that we managed to keep a clean sheet under pressure.
Swansea are unbeaten at home and, although it wasn't by any means one of our better performances, I don't think we can be too unhappy about leaving Wales with a point.
Hopefully Radek can build on those performances and produce a few more, especially now Campy's gone on loan to Nottingham Forest.
Campy's very well-liked by everyone at QPR and I think it's understandable that he's frustrated at not playing. I'm sure he'll play some games for Forest and hopefully plug the gaps they've got - and you certainly can't say the door's closed on him here.
While he's away, Jake Cole is stepping back up as number two. It was good to see Jake playing again for the reserves last week - he's highly rated by a lot of people at the club, including myself.
He's already got plenty of good attributes and working with people like Tim Flowers and David Rouse can only help him get better.
I was pleased to see Angelo Balanta score on Saturday - he's been doing really well for the reserves and he's now scored twice in three starts for the first team.
Overall, I felt the lads did well against Forest, although it was a game we couldn't win in the sense that everyone expected us to beat the side at the bottom of the table.
We aren't going to score five or six goals every week and, as far as I'm concerned, I don't care whether we win 2-1 or 5-0 - the three points are what matter.
That'll be the aim when we go to Reading on Saturday. Make no bones about it, this is a team full of Premier League players and they're going to be one of the contenders for promotion.
Whoever wins these battles is going to have a good chance this season. Players like Kevin Doyle and the two Hunts get mentioned a lot, but I don't feel Reading have anything we haven't got.
That includes the hoops that they 'borrowed' from QPR - we're the real Hoops and we want to turn up and turn them over!
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