Shittu felt nervous about return

23 February 2011 01:23
Danny Shittu has admitted he felt nervous about making his first appearance since returning to QPR.The defender was given a starting place for Rangers' home win against Ipswich. [LNB]"I knew it was an important game for me, playing at home in front of those fans who have supported me all these years," said Shittu. [LNB]"I was a bit nervous before the game because I knew those fans were expecting me to do what I usually do. I didn't want to let them down." [LNB]Shittu, 30, made 182 appearances for QPR between 2001 and 2006, establishing himself as a crowd favourite at Loftus Road.[LNB] The manager put a lot of trust in me. It was a big game for us and I'm happy I was able to repay him name here He was sold to Watford for £1.6m and later played for Bolton and Millwall before rejoining the west London club in January on a six-month deal. [LNB]After impressing in recent reserve matches, the Nigeria international was drafted in for Tuesday's game along with fellow centre-back Fitz Hall. [LNB]It meant Matt Connolly and Kaspars Gorkss missed out, despite the Championship leaders boasting the division's best defensive record. [LNB]Rangers had conceded only 20 league goals this season and had kept an unrivalled 18 clean sheets prior to Tuesday's 2-0 victory. [LNB]Shittu added: "The manager put a lot of trust in me. It was a big game for us and I'm happy I was able to repay him."

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