Date:Tuesday July 7 2009
Peter Ramage is looking forward to showing boss Jim Magilton his capabilities as he prepares for the beginning of the Championship campaign.
The full back signed last season from recently relegated Newcastle United and he is raring to go for the first friendly against Aldershot on Saturday - a deal which sees the R`s reserves ply their trade at the Recreation Ground next season.
'The lads are really looking forward to it, because it's what we've been working towards over the last week or so,' Ramage told QPR.co.uk.
'Saturday signals the start of the countdown to the big kick-off in early August - we'll get the rustiness out and be focused on showing the boss what we're all capable of.'
While pre-season has predominantly been fitness orientated Ramage has noticed a shift from general fitness to football fitness in recent seasons. The system under Magilton will undoubtedly be different to that of Iain Dowie`s regime last season, where fitness was paramount.
Ramage has been enjoying life under the new boss during training, primarily because of the shift in the style of play, built around keeping the football and playing passing football.
He said: 'It's been very good. It's all been football related and that's great for the lads.
'We've done specific football stuff and some five-a-sides, fun and games if you like, but the focus of it all is around keeping the ball and playing a passing brand of football.
'It's been really enjoyable and that's great for us because it builds team spirit.'
After falling out of favour under Paulo Sousa, the full back regained his place towards the latter end of the 2008-09 campaign to put in some favourable displays at right back.
Ramage made 34 appearances in his first season for the R`s after moving down from his boyhood club Newcastle United.
Have your say on The Forum
Follow us on Twitter
Become our friend on Facebook - Add Vital Queens Park Rangers
Date:Tuesday July 7 2009
Five Star Rangers Fell Trees (Sunday April 13 2014)
Stats: Queens Park Rangers v Nottingham Forest (Saturday April 12 2014)
One to Watch - Jamie Paterson (Friday April 11 2014)
QPR v Nottm Forest - Match Preview (Friday April 11 2014)
Stats: Blackburn Rovers v Queens Park Rangers (Wednesday April 9 2014)
A Rude Awakening (Wednesday April 9 2014)
One to Watch - Jordan Rhodes (Tuesday April 8 2014)
Blackburn v QPR - Match Preview (Tuesday April 8 2014)
Lewis Grabs The Headlines (Saturday April 5 2014)
Stats: AFC Bournemouth v Queens Park Rangers (Saturday April 5 2014)
|1. Leicester City||42||27||9||6||35||90|
|3. Derby County||42||22||9||11||27||75|
|Key man watch: Shaun Maloney
» Reading : 18/04/2014 13:00:00
|Join Our Latics v Reading Match Thread
» Wigan : 18/04/2014 11:51:00
|Earlybird Season Ticket Sales
» Watford : 18/04/2014 11:49:00
|Last Call - Vital Latics Player Of The Season
» Wigan : 18/04/2014 11:35:00
|Team News v Charlton
» Bolton : 18/04/2014 10:45:00
|Forgotten man on verge of Royals exit
» Reading : 18/04/2014 10:26:00
|The Psycho Effect.
» Forest : 18/04/2014 10:14:00