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Respect for Rangers

Posted on 11 January 2013  - 10:37

Our win against QPR in September will always have a special place in Steven Caulker’s heart – and he knows from that match that we’re in for a tough encounter at Loftus Road on Saturday.

Respect for Rangers

The defender made his Premier League debut for us that day – and played a major part as we came from 1-0 down to take maximum points via a 2-1 win.

Steven came on as a substitute for the start of the second half and helped force home the equaliser as he met Gareth Bale’s corner and as Jermain Defoe missed his connection in front of goal, Alejandro Faurlin turned the ball into his own net.

A minute later, and JD made no mistake to finish from close range and secure the points.

“It was a little fortunate, but it was a good win that day,” said Steven with a smile after being reminded of that goal. “We’ll be looking to do the same again on Saturday.

“We had to dig deep to turn that game around. They are a good side and tough opposition, as they showed against Chelsea last week.

“We’re in better form now and go there on the back of a great run.

“We’re confident but we’ll show them respect. As I said, they are a good side and they are starting to show that. They’ve a lot of good players and it will be a tough test for us.”