Tyler Blackwood’s QPR debut was a proud moment for the striker, who had a message for those that doubted he would make it as a player.
Blackwood posted on Twitter after coming on as a substitute in the Capital One Cup win at Yeovil.
He made the most of another chance to make it as a professional when he was offered a trial at Rangers, who later gave him a contract.
Blackwood previously had spells at Northampton and Barnet and more recently played college football in the United States.
Elated to have made my pro debut. Thanks to everyone who helped me get here, but more importantly thanks to those who said I never would.
— Tyler Blackwood (@Tblackwood17) August 11, 2015
Summer signings Seb Polter and Jay Emmanuel-Thomas scored their first goals for the club and there was a debut for another recent signing, Ben Gladwin.
Youth product Michael Doughty played in midfield, catching the eye in a Rangers side which also included Matt Phillips.
Hello Qpr, I am very happy today about the Performance of the Team and my first goal, see you on Saturday for my first home game⚽️✌🏻️@QPRFC
— Sebastian Polter (@polti1991) August 11, 2015
— JET ✈️ (@OfficialJET10) August 11, 2015
Really pleased to get our first win of the season tonight… Good, professional performance and a happy bus heading back to London
— Michael Doughty (@mdoughty92) August 11, 2015
Pleased to make my full debut tonight and get a good result away from home, look forward to making many more in the shirt 🙏🏻
— Ben Gladwin (@bengladwin8) August 11, 2015
A lot of positives from tonight, solid performance need to take that into Saturday back at loftus! Travelling support great as always #R‘sss
— Matty Phillips (@phillips_matty) August 11, 2015