Young apologises to QPR fans

Young: Joined QPR from Aston Villa over the summer and has settled in well

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Defender acknowledges support during derby loss

Queens Park Rangers defender Luke Young has expressed his appreciation for the club's fans for cheering them on during their heavy defeat to Fulham in the Premier League earlier this month.

Rangers went down 6-0 at Craven Cottage on October 2th in the London derby, but they were applauded off the pitch at the final whistle by the 3,000 travelling supporters.

Young, who featured in that defeat, has now apologised to the Hoops' loyal fans and praises their backing of the players.


"I mentioned it to family members and friends," he told QPR's official website. "I said to them that if I was on the receiving end of a 6-0 defeat at some of my previous clubs, I'm not so sure the fans would have been singing and chanting like the QPR fans were.

"We just want to say sorry to them for all the money they shelled out to come to a London derby and lose like that.

"I know it was massively disappointing for them."

The 32-year-old joined QPR from Aston Villa during the summer transfer window and has made himself popular with the supporters with his encouraging performances.

Pretty pleased

Reflecting on his time so far at Loftus Road, Young stated: "It's difficult to feel like you've done well when you're talking on the back of a 6-0 defeat!

"But I am pretty pleased with my first three games, and I am going to try and forget about the Fulham game, as we all are.

"We'll take the stuff out of it that we need to take out of it, but we aren't going to dwell on it. It was a bad day at the office for everyone and the sooner we can move on from it, the better."

Bouncing back

This Saturday QPR take on Blackburn Rovers at home, and Young is hopeful of maximum points.

"Hopefully we can bounce back this weekend," enthused the former England international. "At home we have been playing good football without getting the wins.

"We've picked up a couple of draws but I felt that - particularly in the first halves - we really took it to our opposition.

"We will be playing the same way this weekend and if Blackburn come at us, it may help us to get in behind them."

Neil Warnock's side are currently 11th in the league table with eight points from seven matches.