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Dream tie for Foderingham
AS A child, Wes Foderingham used to sit in the stands at Loftus Road, cheering on QPR. Tonight he’ll get to play against his local club for the first time.
Foderingham grew up in west London, a stone’s throw from Rangers’ stadium and vividly remembers being able to hear the chants emanating from the terraces from his bedroom window.
Though a Newcastle fan by persuasion, the goalkeeper’s close circle of schoolfriends are all QPR supporters and he has been receiving plenty of comments in the build-up to Swindon Town’s trip to the capital for the second round of the League Cup.
“I’ve always wanted to play at Loftus Road but I’ve never actually got the chance to play against QPR,” he said.
“I used to go there when I was younger and watch games. We’re talking 1999, around that time.
“They were a decent team and the fans would always make a lot of noise, there was always a good atmosphere there.
“I literally lived a three-minute walk away, I could hear the crowd singing from my house.
“I’m not a QPR fan, I’m a Newcastle fan, but I look out for their results because they’re my local team and all my friends support QPR.
“They’re sending me little messages to let one in but I’ll do my best not to.”
Foderingham has been encouraged by Swindon’s development as a squad this season and he fully expects Town to continue to keep the ball on the floor when they take on QPR’s star-studded side tonight.
“Some of the results haven’t gone too well but we’ve implemented the way we want to play and I think we’ve done that well. We’ve got the ball down and tried to play the right way. If we stick at it the results will get better,” he said.
“It’s obviously going to be a lot more difficult because the higher you go up the more intelligent the players are. So to keep passing the ball and keep playing out from the back will be difficult when you’ve got players who are always switched on.
“We’re going to try to do it and try to play the right way and I’m sure we won’t go too far wrong.”
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