Wells out to continue form in ‘tough test’
Nahki Wells, the Queens Park Rangers striker, believes his team’s next outing in the Sky Bet Championship at home to West Bromwich Albion could have a major say in their promotion bid.
Both teams are among the play-off places and will be keen to make further inroads towards a return to the top tier during the league clash at Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium to be televised, today.
Wells and his team-mates are going into the match on a four-game win streak which is the first time QPR have achieved the feat in five seasons.
But they have their work cut out against West Brom who are the only unbeaten side in the Championship and have scored more goals than any other team in the division.
“This is a really big game for us that we could look back at the end of the season and could be the difference between getting in the top six or not,” Wells said.
“I am sure they [West Brom] will be right in contention and probably our toughest test of the season. But we will be well up for it after a run of really good of results.”
Sixth-placed QPR are in a three-way tie on 16 points with Preston North End and West Brom, a point behind Leeds and Swansea and two behind Nottingham Forest who took over top spot with a 3-2 away win over Stoke City yesterday.
Wells, who is on loan from Premier League side Burnley, has struck form lately having netted back-to-back braces in QPR’s previous two league outings against Luton Town and Millwall.
It is the first time that the 29-year-old has scored back-to-back braces in English football while he is also the first QPR player in more than nine years to score two or more goals in successive league outings.
“I’m really delighted to be scoring goals regularly,” Wells added.
“I would like to just try and take this momentum into the weekend but what’s most important is we try and get the win.”