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Flitcroft: Key Players Coming Back

4 October 2013

Reds boss on facing QPR tomorrow at Loftus Road

Reds Manager David Flitcroft met with the press this morning ahead of his side’s trip to face QPR tomorrow.

Speaking regarding team news, Flitcroft revealed there’s ‘just a bit of tightness’ in the camp as well as a couple of minor injuries

“Jean-Yves M’voto’s nursing an ankle injury he picked up at Leicester,” he said. “Luke Steele’s back’s coming on great.

“He’s (Luke Steele) just someone I don’t want to push - being a goalkeeper flying about - Steely’s probably a week away, we hope now.

“We’re not too bad. Peds (Marcus Pedersen) got a good 30 minutes under his belt (on Tuesday against Reading), which we were pleased about. We didn’t really want to get him involved on Tuesday but he begged to be involved because he’d been frustrated by the injury.

“We’re getting key players back into the fold.”

Turning his attention to tomorrow’s opponents, QPR, who have conceded just two goals in the Championship so far this season.

“It’ll be a challenge for them,” he said. “They’ll want to keep building the record but we will try and break that cycle.

“We’ve got to be up for a challenge against one of the best defences in the country and past an England goalkeeper in top, top form.

“We’ve got game-changers with Paddy McCourt, Jacob Mellis, Jason Scotland and David Fox’s execution of passing. We will be more of a threat going forward, I’m sure of that.

“What Harry’s done and the way he’s manoeuvred players out and given his side a good, English backbone. He’s looked at his defence and nailed it.

“It’s incredible that they have started so defiantly. It’s a great test for us, it’s a great one we’re going to embrace. It’s something we’re looking forward to, giving them a good test.”

Flitcroft is still searching for at least one more loan addition to his side, but is confident his current squad are more than capable of competing, “We’re trying to get more quality into the building,” he added. “We’ve got good players and when they work to the levels we got to against Leicester and Reading, we’ll be a match for anyone.”

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