Wells looking to add spark to QPR
Nahki Wells has expressed his delight after helping spark Queens Park Rangers to their first win of the Sky Bet Championship season on his debut at the weekend.
The Bermuda striker had two efforts saved and another fly just wide during his side’s 1-0 win over Wigan Athletic at Loftus Road.
“It was great to be back out there and starting my first competitive game in more than 15 months,” Wells told The Royal Gazette.
“It was good to be involved from the start and playing a significant part. I enjoyed it and it was a decent vibe. I’ve always enjoyed playing at Loftus Road from an opposition’s point of view. The atmosphere was great and the fans made a difference.”
Wells, who has joined QPR on a season-long loan from Burnley, linked up well with Tomar Hemed, who scored in the 35th minute. Hemed also joined QPR on loan on the same day as his strike partner last Thursday.
“It was a good debut for myself and to get the win,” Wells said.
“We all know the fragile state the team has been in because of the start we’ve had and for [the supporters] to stick behind us and prove the difference was valuable.
“Everyone is happy and excited, not only because of the result, but also for myself coming in, and Tomar coming in, as two players the club feel can help make a difference.”
QPR are in action today at home to Bristol Rovers in the second round of the Carabao Cup.
Wells has not been included in QPR’s squad as manager Steve McClaren has opted to give players on the periphery a chance to face the Sky Bet League One side.
Wells is set to resume his international career later this year having made himself available for Bermuda’s Concacaf Nations League qualifying matches.
He will miss Bermuda’s opener away to Aruba on September 10 but plans to be involved in the island’s two home matches against Sint Maarten and El Salvador in October and November. All qualifying matches will be held during the international break.
“I will make myself available when I feel it’s necessary and when I feel it’s right for me,” Wells said. “This international break coming up isn’t right.
“I’ll be focusing on my fitness and putting in as much [work] as I can with QPR. I’m going to need that international break to settle in and sort my life out in London. But the two following internationals, at the moment, it looks like I’ll be playing a part.”
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