Southampton 1 QPR 2
Relegation-threatened QPR may have beaten Southampton but goalscorer Jay Bothroyd believes it will count for nothing unless they follow it up against Sunderland next weekend.
The west Londoners out-battled the Saints on their own patch on Saturday, with Loic Remy putting them ahead after just 14 minutes.
Gaston Ramirez equalised after a mistake by goalkeeper Julio Cesar, but QPR secured just their third Premier League win of the season thanks to Bothroyd’s strike.
Next up is a home clash with Sunderland and the striker, who spent the first half of the season on loan at Sheffield Wednesday, knows his side need to kick on.
He said: “Every game is a cup final. We can’t complain and we have to be up for every game.
“We won and we have a massive game next week. if we take our foot off the gas, then this game means nothing.”
As well as an important team performance, Bothroyd was proud of his own effort.
The 30-year-old has featured just twice for the Hoops in the league this season and was glad to show Redknapp what he can offer.
“It’s great to score goals and it was always about getting the win,” Bothroyd said.
“We had the better chances I thought and we’re happy and delighted.”
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