QPR, Fulham and Brentford will be cautiously optimistic following the opening two weeks of pre-season.

While the Hoops came back two weeks ago and immediately jetted off to Portugal for a training camp, Brentford and Fulham have enjoyed such adventures in the last seven days, flying to France and Poland respectively.

The week has also seen our West London sides take part in their opening pre-season friendlies of the summer.

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Fulham came away with a win and a draw from their two friendlies against Piast Gilwice and FC Zlin, while Brentford came out convincing 5-1 winners against Aldershot Town.

QPR took part in two behind-closed-doors friendlies against Reading, but lost on both occasions.

So what does the new week have in store for our sides?

As we enter into phase two of pre-season, the emphasis will start to turn towards playing style and systems.

Although fitness will still be a crucial element to the week, our West London sides will be likely to use the time on the training field to familiarise themselves with any new personnel and/or systems which will come into play in the new season.

In addition to this, Brentford will travel to Switzerland to take on Lausanne-Sport on Saturday, while QPR are set to travel to Peterborough on the same day.

Fulham and the Hoops are set to meet in a behind-closed-doors friendly as well, however the date of this fixture has not been made public.

With all three sides progressing well this summer, and with no injuries to speak of so far, they'll be looking forward to another crucial week in the build-up to August 5th.