QPR put an end to their woeful run of form in some style with an emphatic 4-0 win over Swansea on Saturday and, besides the much-needed three points, there were plenty of positives to be taken from the victory – another solid Josh Scowen performance included.
The midfielder has sometimes been scapegoated for his side’s failings in recent weeks but has been much-improved since the draw at Millwall, in which he was deployed further afield than his usual number 4 role.
Playing alongside Jordan Cousins in the middle of the park, the former Barnsley man was excellent again and had this to say about playing as an 8 after Saturday’s resounding result at Loftus Road:
“It’s somewhere I’ve played for most of my career. It’s been nice to play in what I feel is my best position – somewhere where I can get forward and defend, too. I feel that I’m a box-to-box midfielder. I felt like I kept running all afternoon – but that’s what I enjoy doing, to be honest. I’ve got the energy to do it.”
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The 26-year-old has made 30 appearances for the R’s this campaign, scoring one goal and recording one assist, although he looks likely to add to those tallies before the end of the season if he can keep up his form as a box-to-box midfielder.
Scowen completed a game-high 4 key passes on Saturday and, if he can keep up that kind of output, the assists will come far more frequently.