Bobby Zamora revealed he has been cast as QPR’s super sub - and expects to come off the bench throughout the season.
The man who shot Rangers back to the Premier League with practically the last kick of last season as Hoops beat Derby at Wembley 1-0, had his name sung by Rs fans even before he got on to the pitch for the last 12 minutes against Hull City.
He was unable to affect the 1-0 defeat, but believes there is better to follow, once everyone has fully absorbed the new 3-5-2 system.
“We’re disappointed with the final outcome,” he said. “There’s not many who have played that style so it’s a learning curve for us all and fingers crossed we can nick a few results.”
Charlie Austin had a glorious chance to rescue a point from a penalty in the last 10 minutes, but saw his 12-yarder saved by keeper Allan McGregor to ruin a perfect sequence of spot-kicks in a hooped shirt.
Zamora is sure last season’s top scorer has nothing to be sorry for.
“He’s a bit disappointed, but he’s a good penalty taker, and it’s not the first penalty he’s going to miss - and probably not the last,” Zamora added.
“When a keeper goes the right way, however, there’s not a lot you can do.
“The fans? They want genuine performances, and I thought i did all right when I came on today, and that’s going to be my role this year.”