QPR players will finally greet their long-suffering fans at Anfield later today having disappeared down the tunnel after last week’s damp squib.
Rangers lost their final home match 2-1 to Newcastle, and together with a mini pitch invasion, the traditional around-the-pitch thanks to fans at the end of a season never materialised.
But midfielder, Andros Townsend insists it’s the least they can do after loyal fans followed them through thick, and mostly thin since he arrived six months ago on loan from Tottenham.
He said: “The fans definitely deserve some appreciation especially in the six months I’ve been here.
“There have been only one or two wins since then, and yet we’ve booed off just once to show how fantastic they’ve been.”
Townsend returns to Spurs after the game, but insists he would like to go out on a high, despite confirmed relegation for his loan club.
He added: “It’s one of the best stadiums in England, and some people are saying it’s a dead rubber, but it’s a place I’m looking forward to play.
“Yeah, we’re not playing for anything, but we should use that to our advantage so there’s no real pressure on us, and every football team goes into a game wanting to win.”