Holloway spells out how he wants QPR to play

Ian Holloway has declared that QPR have “far too many number 10s” and that he will look to select at least two of them.

Rangers boss Holloway fielded two strikers against Wolves last week as well as Tjaronn Chery and Massimo Luongo in attacking roles.

His team were beaten 2-1 and were exposed defensively, with keeper Alex Smithies making several saves to spare them from a thrashing.

It was QPR’s second defeat in their three matches since Holloway’s return for a second spell as manager.

However, he has insisted that he will continue with the same approach.

“I know what I want to do with them. We’ve got far too many number 10s so I’ve got to play in a way that gets at least two of them on the pitch,” Holloway told West London Sport.

“I’ve looked at everybody we’ve got and I’m going to play a couple of people in those wonderful little roles to try and stretch the game and then get us to pass and move it.

“So I’m going to try to commit to that and what we’ve got to do is be brave and try to pass it and go through people – because they can’t track back and win tackles.

“I want to see them play and shine the way I think it will suit them.”

Holloway is aiming to replicate success he had a Blackpool, where he won promotion to the Premier League and almost managed to stay up.

“What do we want to be? We want to be a team that almost stayed up in the Premier League with the worst budget ever,” he said.

“My boys committed to it and I want to do it again.”




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