Ramsey hopeful over Austin

Date published: Sunday 11th January 2015 11:06

Ramsey hopeful over Austin

Austin has been the centre of a summer storm of transfer speculation, with a number of Premier League suitors eyeing up his services.
But it was a new summer signing – hoping to cement the striker’s place as his own – who opened the scoring on Tuesday night as young German Sebastian Polter made the most of Stephen Arthurworrey’s error to slot home.
It was a comfortable night for QPR at Huish Park ahead of their weekend clash with Cardiff, thanks to further goals from Jay Emmanuel-Thomas and captain Nedum Onuoha, who was singled out for praise by the manager.
Ramsey said: “It was Nedum’s 100th appearance and he is leading by example, I was really pleased. I thought Sebastian Polter worked his socks off up front and pushed to make that position his.
“It was a job well done in what could have been a potential banana skin. I was a bit more animated than I would have been at 3-0 because I wanted to make sure we stayed professional and didn’t let them score.
“Charlie Austin had treatment today so I hope he’s going to be fit (at the weekend), he is one that you need to be fit and pushing for a good performance.
“I think that he has not rocked the boat and not made disturbances in the changing room, asking to leave or anything so I am hoping he will be in contention to be picked.
“We had nine full debuts tonight so it’s always hard to gel into a team, but I think we are in that process.”
Yeovil manager Paul Sturrock bemoaned a combination of individual errors and a growing injury list for his side’s second defeat in four days.
The Scot said: “We can’t legislate for individual mistakes. Stephen (Arthurworrey) is a bit down in there and so he should be, he has been involved in a couple of goals lately. It is costing us dear and we cant get started when we are chasing the game.
“I thought in the first half we lost two bad goals and the heads went down. We came out in the second half and were a bit more positive and, at the end of the day, could maybe have got a goal back.
“I’ve got about six players injured at the minute who would probably be starting. It’s difficult to get a settled team to the standard I’m looking for.
“The only place we can sort this is on the training ground, nowhere else. But the trouble is I’ve only got about 15 players to choose from – it’s a bit disappointing the way it’s turning out for us at the moment.”

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