QPR's Ephraim targets promotion

16 August 2010 01:48
Queens Park Rangers midfielder Hogan Ephraim is confident the squad has the quality for promotion this season.The winger had a hand in all three goals, including scoring the opener in the weekend win over Sheffield United. [LNB]Ephraim told BBC London 94.9: "We won't get carried away, we hope to stay in the pack and by the end of the season we can push up and onwards. [LNB]"There are no teams like West Brom or Newcastle last year, so no-one's going to run away with it." [LNB]He added: "We have expectations of ourselves, the players and the manager all want to be in the Premier League."[LNB] Neil's come in and done that brilliantly and long may it continue QPR midfielder Hogan Ephraim on manager Neil Warnock The former West Ham trainee has praised the influence of boss Neil Warnock and the added stability he has brought to the club. [LNB]"He's come in and done well, he's got his own ideas and its worked well," said Ephraim. [LNB]"It's helped the players because nobody likes a change of manager every two weeks. [LNB]"We have a lot of young players in the squad and that affects them and they sometimes need an arm around them and often need to be taught the hard way. [LNB]"Neil's come in and done that brilliantly and long may it continue." [LNB]Rangers next game is against Scunthorpe on Saturday and with expectations high for another win, Ephraim warns that it is probably their hardest fixture of the campaign so far. [LNB]"The fans will be expecting us to roll them over, but we would take a scrappy 1-0 win."

Source: BBC_Sport