Queens Park Rangers continue their quest to lift themselves off from the depths of the Premier League table when club football resumes this weekend, but their upcoming fixtures could have been kinder as, on October 19, Harry Redknapp's Rangers take on Liverpool.
One player relishing competitive football is winger Matt Phillips, who has completed eight dribbles and has returned a passing accuracy of 79% from his four Premier League starts thus far this season.
Phillips recently found his goal-scoring boots in a friendly against Wolverhampton Wanderers on Friday, netting twice in the 2-0 victory.
“You’re going to get more out of a game than training, so it was good to play Wolves,” he said, as per the club's official website. “We had a good side out and I thought we played well. All the boys really put it in, and it’s always nice to win.
“Those games can be very useful, especially for myself. Confidence-wise, to play 90 minutes and score two goals, it’s always going to help you.”
On his own performance level, he said: “I haven’t been happy with my own performances.
"I spent a lot of time out of the game last season and it’s going to take a few games to get my form going and build my confidence. I’ll keep working hard and hopefully it will come.”