With Scottish grandparents, Mackie must surely be of interest to the Scotland boss. (©PAphotos)
by Rob Coates
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It is now very obvious to every QPR supporter that this is one of the best starts to a season seen at Loftus Road for many years.
There is talk in the papers of Jamie Mackie offering his services to the Scottish national team through the grandparent rule. Craig Levein should rip his arm off as Mackie is undoubtedly on fire, eight goals in seven games with goodness knows how many assists and enough confidence and belief to be a real asset for them.
The striker is still only 24 years old; he will hopefully be celebrating his birthday with a goal against Millwall on Tuesday night.
Kaspars Gorkss has been called up for a couple of friendlies for the Latvian national team, and the staunch/solid defender, who recently signed a two year extension, has been outstanding at the back.
The new commitment should put a big smile on Hoops fans faces as Kaspars is a very important part of QPR’s Premier League quest.
There has been an apparent surge of season ticket purchases this year, with figures reaching over 7,100 to date as fans flood back through the gates to see the Hoops.
QPR now have depth in their squad, Neil Warnock has a number of potential stars sitting on the bench and waiting in the wings. He is still on the look out for more to build for the future as well as some good youngsters coming through.
Keeping these players interested and match ready must be a hard task but there hasn’t been anything in the news about players wanting moves away or moaning about the managers not picking them. Surely this is also a big positive as it means they all want to stay and play, a content team makes for a winning team.
This time last year, QPR were sitting 12th in the Championship table; now we are sitting pretty at the top of the pile with 19. As we said at the top of the story...what a difference a year makes.
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