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QPR want to tie Alex Smithies down to a new long-term deal at Loftus Road (Pic: PA).

QPR plan to reward Alex Smithies for his fine form this season by offering the goalkeeper a new and improved contract.

QPR's director of football Les Ferdinand has launched a staunch defence of his role at the club.

QPR director of football Les Ferdinand has pledged his long-term future to the club – re-emphasising exactly what his role is to supporters who are suggesting otherwise.

QPR boss Ian Holloway (right) has heaped praise on midfielder Massimo Luongo.

QPR manager Ian Holloway has hailed the qualities Massimo Luongo brings to the table, stressing how crucial the midfielder is to his first-team plans.

On his royal visit to Grenada Prince Harry (middle) paid a visit to the Jason Roberts Foundation to see the work they are doing in the Caribbean. Here he is pictured alongside founder Jason Roberts (left) and Sean Fitzpatrick, the former All Blacks captain.

The Stonebridge-based Jason Roberts Foundation continues to reach out far and wide, with Prince Harry witnessing the work they do on his royal visit to Grenada this week.

Queens Park Rangers' Conor Washington

QPR manager Ian Holloway has been giving Conor Washington a familar source of inspiration to regain his confidence and get his clinical streak back - re-watching all of his career goals to date on repeat each day.

Hendon chairman Simon Lawrence has been encouraged by the club's recent form.

Hendon chairman Simon Lawrence believes the club have started to replicate the kind of performances they put together during their 2014-2015 promotion challenge.

Club legend Kevin Gallen is pleased to see Ian Holloway back at Loftus Road.

QPR favourite Kevin Gallen discusses Ian Holloway’s return to Loftus Road and how Conor Washington can flourish under new management.

QPR first-team coach Marc Bircham (left) alongside manager Ian Holloway

QPR first-team coach Marc Bircham admits he has been pleasantly surprised with the technical ability in the squad.

Queens Park Rangers Director of Football Les Ferdinand before the Sky Bet Championship match at Craven Cottage, London.

QPR’s director of football Les Ferdinand has admitted the club have made no progress in the last year, after showing no signs of improvement under former boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink.

New Queens Park Rangers manager Ian Holloway (left) and coach Marc Bircham pose after the press conference at Loftus Road, London.

Newly-appointed first-team coach Marc Bircham believes it will be a long time before the club produce a better Under-21 group than the one he worked with during his last spell at Loftus Road.

Wealdstone chairman Peter Marsden (right) is disappointed the club are currently not in the National League South play-off mix. (Pic: ALAN PALMER)

Wealdstone chairman Peter Marsden remains confident Gordon Bartlett is the right man to take the club forward, but wants a quick upturn in form in order to make a serious push for the play-offs.

Queens Park Rangers manger Ian Holloway

Ian Holloway admitted his emotions nearly got the better of him on his return to management, as he began his second reign as QPR boss with a hard-fought victory over Norwich City.

Former QPR striker Tony Thorpe has hailed Ian Holloway and Marc Bircham's return to Loftus Road. (Pic: PA)

Former QPR striker Tony Thorpe believes Marc Bircham’s return to Loftus Road is just as big a boost to Rangers’ prospects as Ian Holloway’s.

Ian Holloway was at his enigmatic best as the QPR boss was unveiled to the press at Loftus Road on Wednesday afternoon. (Pic:PA)

They say you should never go back. Well, Ian Holloway has returned for a third spell with Queens Park Rangers.

New Queens Park Rangers manager Ian Holloway (left) and first-team coach Marc Bircham pose after the press conference at Loftus Road, London.

Ian Holloway and Marc Bircham were unveiled to the press at Loftus Road on Wednesday. Below are the best bits from the duo’s press conference in W12.

Queen Park Rangers' Jordan Cousins

QPR midfielder Jordan Cousins says he relishes the time when he can switch off from football, admitting that he likes to keep himself to himself in his spare time.

Hendon's teenage striker Keagan Cole. Pic: DBeechPhotography

Hendon utility man Casey Maclaren says Keagan Cole is the best youngster he has seen during his decade at the club – and he believes the 17-year-old striker will make a mark in the professional game.

Ian Holloway has sealed a emotional return to QPR, 10 years after leaving the club. (Pic: PA)

Ian Holloway has sealed a sensational return to QPR, a decade after leaving the club.

Harrow Borough fans were in good voice throughout their FA Cup defeat at Northampton last Saturday. (Pic: BRUCE VIVEASH)

Harrow Borough defender Michael Peacock is aiming for a lengthy run in the FA Trophy after his side’s FA Cup adventure ended at Northampton.

Queens Park Rangers' Jack Robinson

QPR defender Jack Robinson admits the last 18 months have been a very challenging period in his life, but he is now feeling better than ever and ready to prove his worth on the field.

Jordan Foster has been following the Rs for nearly 20 years.

In the latest of a series of features casting the spotlight on local football fans, lifelong QPR fan Jordan Foster reveals his favourite player, his most memorable match and the worst moment he has experienced following the Rs.

Queen Park Rangers' James Perch

James Perch believes laziness is holding back many aspiring coaches who talk a good game but do little to back it up.

Derby County assistant Manager Chris Powell has been spoken to QPR about the vacant manager's job

QPR have spoken to Chris Powell about the vacant manager’s job at Loftus Road.

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink lasted just 11 months in charge of Queens Park Rangers. (Pic: PA)

“It is what it is” - a phrase Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink regularly used during his time at QPR and effectively sums up the ongoing situation at Loftus Road. Yet again the club have done a lot of talking, but not a lot to back it up.

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink lasted just 11 months in charge of Queens Park Rangers.

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has been sacked as manager of QPR after less than a year in charge.

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink's QPR side came back from a goal down to draw 1-1 at Nottingham Forest (Pic: PA)

Substitute Idrissa Sylla’s late goal helped QPR snatch a point from a 1-1 draw at Nottingham Forest.

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink was philosophical on his future when speaking after a 1-1 draw at Nottingham Forest. (Pic: PA)

QPR boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink remained coy on his future after seeing his side grab a point at Nottingham Forest on Saturday, but believes he still has the backing of the club’s hierarchy.

Northampton Town's Marc Richards scored twice in their FA Cup win over Harrow Borough

Harrow Borough’s FA Cup dreams came to an end as they went down 6-0 to League One promotion contenders Northampton Town in the first round.

Queens Park Rangers' Jordan Cousins

Jordan Cousins says Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has remained calm and composed on the training ground despite the club’s current plight, and believe that is the best way of maintaining mutual respect and turning around the situation they are in.

Lewis Driver (left) is relishing Harrow Borough's FA Cup tie at Northampton Town this weekend. (Pic: Bruce Viveash)

Lewis Driver hopes Harrow Borough’s FA Cup fairytale can be extended further this Saturday – and give the club a boost in their bid to reach the Ryman League Premier Division play-offs.

Queens Park Rangers' Jack Robinson

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink says left-back Jack Robinson has been struggling emotionally to deal with his various injury setbacks, but has backed him to be an asset for QPR.

Lee Cook remains a popular figure with QPR fans after proving to be a big success as a player at Loftus Road

QPR favourite Lee Cook discusses the pitiful home display against Brentford and his continued doubts over whether Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink is the right man to take the club forward.

QPR midfielder Jordan Cousins has given his full backing to manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink. (Picture: PA)

QPR midfielder Jordan Cousins maintains that Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has the full backing of the dressing room.

Barnsley's Cole Kpekawa (left) needed to get away from QPR, according to Rs boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink. (Pic: PA)

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has defended the club’s decision to sell Cole Kpekawa to Championship rivals Barnsley, insisting the youngster “needed to be at a faraway club and away from his comfort zone.”

Brent Under-15s came from behind against Hillingdon to win 2-1 and keep their unbeaten record in tact.

Brent Under-15s maintained their 100 per cent record this season as they came from behind to beat Hillingdon and record their third straight win.

Bristol City's Joe Bryan, (left) battles for the ball with Queens Park Rangers' James Perch, (right)

James Perch says he prefers Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink’s coaching methods, as opposed to the old school mentality of some of his former managers.

Freddie Hunt (left) and father David were invited down to QPR's training ground on Tuesday. (Pic: @QPRFC)

QPR gave a special boost to a family in need as they invited the Hunts down to their Harlington training base on Tuesday.

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink says the cut in budget at QPR is not an excuse for their inconsistent form this season. (Pic: PA)

QPR manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink says he is “very happy” with the squad at his disposal, insisting the cut in budget is not a reason for the club’s inconsistent form this season.

Martin Rowlands (left), in action for QPR against former side Brentford in 2003, scored 37 goals in 217 appearances during a successful nine-year spell at Loftus Road.

QPR favourite Martin Rowlands is “struggling to see the direction the club is going in”, and says their main priority must be stabilising in the Championship and getting their identity back.

Queens Park Rangers manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink applauds the fans at full time of the Sky Bet Championship match at Craven Cottage, London.

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has reiterated how pivotal Tjaronn Chery is to his QPR side at present, admitting that he can’t afford not to have his creative spark in the starting XI.

Sandro was sent off during QPR's under-23 match against Millwall on Monday.

QPR could discipline Sandro after he was sent off for violent conduct while featuring for the club’s Under-23 side on Monday against Millwall.

QPR's director of football Les Ferdinand continues to support Prostate Cancer

Les Ferdinand will join the biggest ride in football next year, as Prostate Cancer UK’s million-pound cycling event continues to gathers pace.

James Perch (left) feared a long injury lay-off after being stretchered off against Newcastle last month

James Perch has confessed he was surprised to only be on the sidelines for just over a month after appearing to seriously injury himself in the defeat to Newcastle last month.

In the latest of a series of features casting the spotlight on local football fans, Hendon chairman Simon Lawrence reveals his favourite players, his most memorable matches, his funniest moment with the Greens and the biggest challenge facing the club.

Casey Maclaren hopes he has many more happy years ahead at Hendon, stating he will be with the Greens for as long as they want him, after making his 300th appearance for the club.

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