Lee Bradbury is relishing Havant & Waterlooville’s attractive friendly against Queens Park Rangers under-23s at Westleigh Park today.

The Hawks boss acted quickly to arrange the extra game for his troops after they were left without a fixture due to Oxford City’s FA Cup second-round tie at Notts County on Saturday. The 7.30pm kick-off-clash will serve as a dual-purpose exercise for Bradbury. The Hawks manager firstly believes it will keep his team’s fitness levels up.

And it also gives him a chance to scout any QPR players who he could potentially snap up on loan in the future. ‘It will be a really useful exercise from my point of view,’ said Bradbury.

‘Their coach, Paul Hall, is an ex-Pompey winger and is a friend, so we were able to organise it. ‘The extra game will help keep my players up to scratch, stay fit and game ready.

‘At the same time, I can run my eye over the opposition players who could be available at some stage for loan deals if needed.

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