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Faurlin: Warnock has made Hasselbaink’s job at QPR a lot easier

PUBLISHED: 12:00 10 December 2015

Neil Warnock (left) and Alejandro Faurlin have a very close relationship

Neil Warnock (left) and Alejandro Faurlin have a very close relationship

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Alejandro Faurlin believes Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink is taking over a side with plenty to build on following Neil Warnock’s interim spell.

Warnock led the Rs to back-to-back league wins and just one defeat in his four games in charge as caretaker manager following the sacking of Chris Ramsey last month, and Faurlin says QPR have a lot to be thankful for.

He told the Times: “Neil leaves a positive team with a much easier situation.

“I love the way he’s sees football and how passionate he is. I enjoy working with him and he enjoys working with me. I will miss him.

“We are only a few points off the play-offs, so now it is important we continue this run and get as many points as we can over a busy Christmas period.

“We are looking forward to working more closely with Jimmy. He’s done very well at Burton and it’s an exciting opportunity for him to work at this club.

“We will be glad to work with him, but I think Neil has been fantastic for us. He’s relieved the pressure and got us right back on track ahead of the new year.

“We needed momentum and a positive run and that’s exactly what we’ve had recently.

“We have two massive games at home now [against Burnley and Brighton] but there’s plenty of belief and positivity around the camp.”

Faurlin, who has started in each of the Rs’ last five games, says he is also getting back to his best after three years of injury hell. He added: “Getting regular football has been huge for me. I know if I get my tempo in full swing I can play football.

“I’m getting 90 minutes every week now and you can see the difference. So I’m very happy for the boys, they deserve this change of fortune, we were very organised and disciplined when we nicked the win against Reading.

“I’m feeling good and definitely like I’m getting back to my best. The Championship is a strong and competitive league.

“Everyone knows who Ale Faurlin is in the Championship. I love this club and will give everything I can for us to do well, and hopefully in the meantime I can be an asset to this team.”

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