Charlie Austin mentioned he ‘felt like a child once more’ after the skilled striker scored on his QPR return in an important 2-Zero win over Luton.
Austin re-signed for the Championship strugglers on a mortgage deal till the top of the season from West Brom final weekend and was handed his first begin by supervisor Mark Warburton at Kenilworth Highway on Tuesday evening.
Austin, 31, scored 48 targets in 89 video games in his first spell in W12 from 2013 to 2016 and continued the place he left off with a first-half header in opposition to the Hatters.
“I felt like a child once more,” Austin informed Wednesday’s talkSPORT Breakfast. “I’ve missed that smile on my face every single day and having a goal.
“Footballers want a goal on the finish of the week, like all line of labor; in case you are going into work sad then you don’t get the very best out of your self.
“I simply really feel just like the final 4 days I’ve been again on the membership it has introduced that spark again.”
He continued: “When the chance arose, I needed to return again; and I’ve to thank [West Brom technical director] Luke Dowling for making it doable.
“It simply appeared to click on [against Luton], my all-round recreation was on level. I do know what occurred earlier than on the membership, however its 2020/21 now and I must adapt to the scenario I’m in now.
“We simply want to focus on ourselves and get out of the scenario we’re in. It’s okay saying we’ve been unfortunate however in the end that you must win video games of soccer.”
Austin led the road alongside Lyndon Dykes at Luton and believes they will strike up an thrilling partnership.
He defined: “We educated collectively on Monday for ten minutes as clearly he performed 120 minutes on Saturday [against Fulham in the FA Cup].
“It simply clicked through the first half and it felt like we had educated collectively for weeks and when you may have hyperlink up play with the ahead subsequent to you generally it’s simply pure.”