McClaren: Anything can happen against Watford

first_imgEmbed from Getty ImagesSteve McClaren urged his players to do themselves justice against Watford in the FA Cup fifth round after QPR’s replay victory over Portsmouth.Rangers will face the Premier League side at Loftus Road, where second-half goals from Nahki Wells and Matt Smith saw off Pompey.Rangers are in the last 16 for the first time in 22 years.And McClaren believes they are capable of causing an upset a week on Friday and securing a place in the quarter-finals.The R’s boss said: “It’s the FA Cup and anything can happen.“We’re at home, it’s Friday night under the lights and it’s an opportunity for certain individuals and the team to show themselves against Premier League opponents.“Watford are a very good team and we’ll have to put in a top performance to get any kind of result.“I just hope we put a performance in that justifies what we’ve been doing.“This is an opportunity. We’ll be underdogs. I just want to make sure that the team gives a great performance.”Embed from Getty ImagesMcClaren’s side had to be patient against Pompey, who troubled Rangers at Fratton Park but this time were very much second best and rode their luck before Wells broke the deadlock with 20 minutes remaining.Darnell Furlong had headed against the bar as the hosts dominated large spells of the game.It was therefore a win McClaren felt they thoroughly deserved.“I think so. I would say it was a very professional performance,” he said.“We started off very, very well. Pompey are a very good team and it took us a long while to break them down but in the end I thought our patience, discipline and attitude were really good.“The fans have been talking about this game for about three weeks and it put a lot of pressure on us to win this.“It was a tough one at Fratton Park and we’ve brought them back here and done the job.“I’m delighted for the supporters because the FA Cup is important to them.”See also:QPR boss McClaren still believes in GossQPR see off Pompey to reach fifth roundQPR v Portsmouth player ratingsSmith ‘a valuable member’ of QPR squadHemed still ‘two or three weeks away’ from fitnessQPR extend Hamalainen’s contract ahead of loan moveThe major positives to emerge from QPR’s FA Cup win Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebookby Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksRecommended for youAspireAbove.comRemember Pauley Perrette? Try Not To Smile When You See Her NowAspireAbove.comUndoLifestly.com25 Celebs You Didn’t Realize Are Gay – No. 8 Will Surprise WomenLifestly.comUndoUsed Cars | Search AdsUsed Cars in Tuen Mun Might Be Cheaper Than You ThinkUsed Cars | Search AdsUndoCelebsland.com9 Celebrity Before-And-After Plastic Surgery DisastersCelebsland.comUndoOrganic WelcomeThe 7 Worst Foods For Your Brain That Might Shock YouOrganic WelcomeUndoWomenArticle.comThe Top 10 Cheapest Countries To Buy a HomeWomenArticle.comUndoActive Feel7 Common Foods To Clean Your ColonActive FeelUndoActive Feel11 Warning Body Signs You Shouldn’t IgnoreActive FeelUndolast_img read more