Field excited by QPR’s potential

QPR midfielder Sam Field says he is excited by the potential at the club but admits he has still been left feeling slightly disappointed by the start to the season.

Rangers have made an impressive start under new boss Mick Beale and sit in sixth heading into the international break following a goalless draw with Stoke City on Saturday.

And Field, who has started every game under Beale so far, declared: “It’s a very good group.

“It’s a young group, so it’s hungry, and it wants to learn. We still need a little bit of time just to understand each other and people need to get up to fitness.

“We had quite a lot of injuries at the start so it’s just (about) moulding and working each other out but the potential is there.

“We’ve seen it the past couple of weeks. If we can get going, we know we’re a really good team, so I think we’ve just got to work on those relationships even more.

“Hopefully throughout the season, with more sessions, we’ll get better and better and understand each other even more.

“We’re still a little bit disappointed, to be honest. There’s been some games we could’ve done a lot better in and maybe got a few more points, but that’s the Championship – I think it will even itself out by the end of the season.

“We’re in a good place at the moment, but we know that can change in a week.”

Field was a fixture of the side under former boss Mark Warburton last season, usually playing as the most central of a three-man midfield in a more defensive-minded role.

But Beale had been keen to use the 24-year-old in a more box-to-box role and instead opted to play him on the left of a midfield three during pre-season and the start of the campaign, with captain Stefan Johansen sitting deepest.

Recently, however, Field has reverted to being the most central of the three and appears to be playing in a deeper role compared with the opening few games of the campaign.

“A little bit,” Field said, when asked if his role had reverted to a more similar one to last season.

“I’m not fussed. As long as I’m playing, it doesn’t bother me. I just do what is required for the team.

“Hopefully I might be able to nick a goal or two this season, that’s the dream. But as long as the team is winning, as cliché as it sounds, then I’m happy.

“If that needs me to be the deeper one, then fine. There are all aspects of the game to do, so it doesn’t bother me where on the pitch it is.

“This manager has his own stamp on it and I like that, to be honest. Everyone is buying into it. I think he wants rotation, he wants flexibility, so there will be injuries in the season and I might be required in another position.

“He just wants people to be adaptable all across the pitch so wherever he puts me or whoever else, everyone trusts each other to do a job.”