Queens Park Rangers defender Leon Balogun is delighted to keep a clean sheet and help his club to all three points at The Den where they defeated host Millwall 2-0 on Wednesday.
The Nigerian produced an assured display, helping his new club restrict Millwall to few clear chances, whilst goals from Chris Willock and Stefan Johansen sealed the points.
Taking to Twitter, Balogun reflected on the win with a message for the supportters on what was a good night for the club.
‘Definitely enjoyed that one – London derby, 1st start, 3 pts & a clean sheet.’
QPR manager Mick Beale was full of praise for the centre back he previously worked with at Glasgow Rangers.
‘What an outstanding full debut that was from him,” he said. “That is his first game really since the Scottish Cup Final in the middle of May. He came straight in next to Jimmy (Dunne) and showed his class,’ he said.
The 34-year-old will hope to build on that performance when QPR take on Stoke City this weekend as they search for what could be a fourth win in five games.
It remains to be seen whether Balogun will be involved, as the Nigerian international has been managed carefully over the years to help his fitness.
This was a great first start for Balogun and the fans will have been very pleased with what they saw from the defender as he was composed, strong and quality throughout.
He played very well alongside Jimmy Dunne and they coped well with the pressure that Millwall put them under.