Bothroyd taking advantage of targeting

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Jay Bothroyd has insisted that he isn’t worried by his lack of goals since signing for QPR in the summer, with the striker playing well as part of the team.

While Bothroyd hasn’t found the net in seven appearances for the Hoops now, QPR have still scored four goals in two games, and are currently on a good run that has placed them at 10th on the Barclays Premier League table.

And the former Cardiff star insists that his help around the net is currently top-class, with flexibility now the key to the 29-year-old's performances for the side.


"I am the target man and I am the platform so I've got to hold the ball up and start our attacks,” Bothroyd told the official QPR website.

"It's not a position I have really played in so I have to adapt my game.

"Being in the Premier League, you have to change your style. If you look at Bobby Zamora when he went to Fulham, he needed a bit of time to settle in, and even Edin Dzeko at Manchester City needed time to get used to the Premier League.

"It's all about learning in each game and in each training session, and that's what I'm doing.

"I am enjoying it. I haven't scored yet, but that's not getting me down.

"As long as my performances are good and the manager keeps complimenting what I'm doing, and my peers do as well, then that's all I can ask for and I will always keep going."

QPR face Fulham at Craven Cottage this weekend, and will be looking to continue their run of three undefeated matches.

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