QPR summer signing revels in making home debut, Luongo tweets his excitement

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Championship outfit Queens Park Rangers played out a 1-1 draw with Italian side Atalanta in a pre-season friendly on Saturday.

Queens Park Rangers striker Tyler Blackwood has taken to social networking site Twitter to express his delight at making his home debut for his new club.

The 23-year-old signed a one-year contract with QPR after a successful trial period last month.

The former Northampton Town and Barnet player featured in Rangers’ final pre-season friendly game against Atalanta at Loftus Road on Sunday.

Blackwood came on as a substitute in the 65th minute and gave a good account of himsel during the remainder of the game, which ended in a 1-1 draw.

Following the match, the striker took to Twitter to revel in playing at Loftus Road for the first summer.

Fellow summer signing Massimo Luongo also played against Italian outfit Atalanta.

The 22-year-old midfielder, who moved from Swindon Town earlier this summer, started the encounter and played for 55 minutes.

The former Tottenham Hotspur prospect is looking forward to the start of the 2015-16 Championship campaign.

QPR will be aiming for automatic promotion to the Premier League, having suffered relegation to the Championship at the end of last season.

The London outfit have a good squad, but they will find it extremely tough due to the competitive nature of the Championship.

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