Boss Holloway defends QPR star

QPR manager Ian Holloway has backed Tjaronn Chery following the Dutchman’s below-par display against Derby.

Wednesday’s defeat by the Rams was Rangers’ fourth loss in a row and Chery’s deliveries from crosses and set pieces were poor.

But Holloway has shown his support for the player and believes Chery is beginning to feel the pressure of being Rangers’ main source of creativity.

Holloway told West London Sport: “Unfortunately the deliveries from corners from our star player weren’t quite there. Sometimes he’s allowed to not be our star player.

“He’s a fantastic deliverer of a ball. Unfortunately he couldn’t buy a cross, but that doesn’t mean I don’t think he’s fantastic.

“The pressure sometimes for him is immense; to try to win us a game, do something or find a pass.

“It’s almost too much. I want him to chill out. He’s allowed a bad game and he kept going.”

Meanwhile, Rangers have been assessing midfielder Jordan Cousins, who came off during the Derby game after suffering another hamstring strain.

“Jordan probably had his best game for us,” said Holloway.

“He used his power. I was gutted to see him come off. We got him off as soon as we could.”

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