Evatt wants QPR revenge

BLACKPOOL defender Ian Evatt returns to his old club QPR determined to get revenge and keep the Seasiders' Championship campaign on track.

Evatt told The Gazette he believes he is in the form of his life – and tonight he'll need to be.

Britain's second-richest club after Manchester City, fifth-placed Rangers represent a huge challenge for Pool.

Add to that the fact that the Tangerines haven't emerged from Loftus Road with three points for more than 36 years – a 1-0 success in 1972 - and it shows how tough tonight's trip is.

But Evatt is undaunted. He said: "QPR are a good team and it's a tough game for us, but we have been doing well away from home, as the Birmingham and Southampton games showed.

"It suits our style to be the away team because we play good counter attacking football.

"Hopefully QPR will come at us and it will give us opportunities to find gaps in their defence. If we can do that then we are capable, with our creative and attacking players, of getting a goal or two.

"I didn't leave QPR on the best of terms but it's all forgotten now.

"I am loving my football here. I am probably playing the best football of my career.

"Myself and Rob Edwards are thoroughly enjoying it and doing well together."