Jamie Mackie excited about up-coming derby

Queens Park Rangers forward Jamie MackieJamie Mackie is relishing the intense derby showdown between Queens Park Rangers and Chelsea.

The Premier League clash sees Rangers host their bitterest rivals with the altercation between Anton Ferdinand and John Terry in the corresponding fixture last year, still looming over the match.

Speaking to the club’s official website Mackie said, “This is the one everyone really wants to be involved in.

“As players you relish games like this and I know the fans will be feeling exactly the same. Last season’s victory was fantastic for everyone involved, but that’s in the past now and it’s up to us to try and replicate that result this weekend.”

Rangers enter the game in a far from ideal scenario, many new signings are yet to settle, and the London club are still clearly a work in progress as Mark Hughes attempts to form his best eleven after adding eleven players to the squad this summer. Mackie is optimistic about the future despite the R’s only chalking up on one Premier League point so far this season he added, “Naturally it will take time for the squad to gel.

“There have been a lot of changes in a short space of time. But we’re all good players and I’m sure we’ll start to produce the goods, hopefully starting this weekend.”