QPR boss Ian Holloway says he recently left out Pawel Wszolek because the winger was badly affected by a family bereavement.
Wszolek, who was recalled for last weekend’s win against Nottingham Forest, was a surprise omission as he had been in good form.
But Holloway told QPR’s website: “People have questioned why I’ve left out Pawel recently. He needed a break after losing his gran recently.
“He was mentally and physically exhausted after that, but we needed him against Forest and he showed what an important player he is for us.”
The win against Forest ensured Rangers’ Championship survival and they complete their season with a trip to Norwich City today.
Holloway is looking for them to end the campaign on a high note
“We want to go to Norwich and give a good account of ourselves,” he said.
“We beat them in my first game back here and I want to beat them again. I want to sign off the season in strong fashion.
“The lads showed the passion that I want them to show when they pull on that QPR shirt last weekend.
“Last weekend was a small mark in the sand of what I expect. Now we’ve got to keep building.”