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Saturday 19 August 2017

Green has big praise for Dunne after win

Goalkeeper Rob Green has praised his QPR team-mate after Monday night's invaluable 2-0 Premier Leaggue win over Aston Villa.

High-profile summer signing Rio Ferdinand was again left on the bench as QPR kept Villa at bay with Steven Caulker and ex-Villa defender Dunne developing an understanding.

Both scored unfortunate own goals in the 3-2 defeat to Liverpool but were kept at the heart of Redknapp's defence on Monday night, with Green impressed by Tallaght man Dunne's display. "Dunney is Dunney - he gives his all," he added. "He's great at what he's great at and he's a great player to play behind because you know what you're going to get.

"He is consistent in that respect. You look at something like the play-off final. He came off man of the match and proved his worth.

"You could have signed him on a 10-year contract off the back of that game. I think Dunney was in fantastic form against his old club."

Green, meanwhile, believes the in over Villa will see the QPR squad regain their confidence ahead of the west London derby with Chelsea.

A brace from Charlie Austin saw Rangers pick up their second win of the season and move off the bottom of the Premier League - moving to within three points of Villa in the process.

In a game of little quality, it was former Burnley forward Austin who settled the game, but Green also played his part as QPR boss Harry Redknapp saw his side pick up just their second clean sheet of the campaign.

The result may hold more importance for the R's, who face local rivals Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Saturday before welcoming reigning champions Manchester City to Loftus Road.

"It is pleasing to get the win, I'm delighted for everyone," he said. "It gives you that little bit of a lift going into two tough games. If we hadn't won you'd be looking at the next two games with a bit more concern. "

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