Reece Burke was the major talking point before and after yesterday’s 0-0 draw at Loftus Road and the lad himself declared: “After Winston Reid picked up a little injury I thought he might chuck me in and I found out on Friday I’d be playing, so I had to prepare well.”
The Newham born 18 year old reckons he “did alright” and added “Hopefully there’s many more games to come.”
He told the official site: “”I’m just really happy we kept a clean sheet. There’s always room for improvement and that’s for me to go away, watch the game back and work on what I need to work on.
“It was a case of keeping it simple and not over-complicating things. That’s what the lads were telling me, make sure my first pass and first header were good and go from there. That’s the way it went so I’m pleased.
“I’m happy and they’re happy as well. Saturday was a very emotional day for me – I’ve been at the Club since the age of nine so playing at QPR is looking back at a long journey. I just want to keep going.”
Burke also paid tribute to James Collins, whose experienced head helped him through his league debut.
“Ginge helped me throughout the game, talking to me and telling me not to get too tight to Bobby Zamora as he’s a strong lad.
“He spoke to me a lot during the game and helped me to do well.”