Queens Park Rangers: Ian Holloway confident QPR can take all three points on trip to former club Millwall

PUBLISHED: 16:00 29 December 2017

Current Queens Park Rangers manager Ian Holloway took charge of Millwall between 2014 and 2015. He returns to The Den on Friday (pic: Adam Davy/PA)

Current Queens Park Rangers manager Ian Holloway took charge of Millwall between 2014 and 2015. He returns to The Den on Friday (pic: Adam Davy/PA)

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Rs visit Lions on Friday, before hosting Cardiff City, managed by former QPR boss Neil Warnock, on New Year’s Day

It looks set to be a case of friends reunited for Queens Park Rangers and boss Ian Holloway with two Championship games to come this weekend.

On Friday night, the Rs make the short trip to London rivals Millwall, who Holloway managed between 2014 and 2015.

Three days later on New Year’s Day, the Loftus Road club are back at home to entertain Cardiff City, who are managed by former QPR boss Neil Warnock.

Holloway’s men will head into their busy weekend period buoyed by a good recent run of form, having taking five points from their last three games.

And the 54-year-old is keen to keep QPR’s confidence going by taking all three points on their trip to The Den.

“There is a really good feeling in the dressing room. It’s another little build of confidence, so let’s keep that going now,” he told the club website.

“We’ve got another away game at Millwall that we will be trying to win. If we can do that it won’t be a bad little run of performances and results.”

Josh Scowen will miss Friday’s game, having been sent off for two bookable offences in a goalless draw at Ipswich Town on Boxing Day.

Scowen’s absence could see Jordan Cousins start again in the heart of midfield, having done so at Portman Road.

The former Charlton Athletic man has been in and out of the side in recent weeks, and has also played out of position at right wing-back this term.

But Holloway says he has been happy with what he has seen from the 23-year-old midfielder on the training pitch.

“Jordan has looked really sharp in training. It has been between him and Pawel Wszolek for the right wing-back slot and he has been unlucky not to play,” added the QPR boss.

“I felt it looked very positive st Ipswich and the lads looked very comfortable with it.”

The trip to Millwall will be the final game of 2017 for QPR, who begin the New Year at home to Cardiff on Monday.

The Bluebirds are managed by Warnock, who guided the Rs to the Championship title back in 2011.

And the return of the 69-year-old on New Year’s Day is sure to conjure up memories of that season, ones Holloway will hope to emulate with west Londoners in the years to come.


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