Queens Park Rangers: Ian Holloway excited for QPR’s clash with Derby County after weekend disappointment

PUBLISHED: 16:00 06 March 2018

Queens Park Rangers manager Ian Holloway (pic: Barrington Coombs/PA)

Queens Park Rangers manager Ian Holloway (pic: Barrington Coombs/PA)

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Rs had trip to Aston Villa in Championship called off on Saturday morning

Queens Park Rangers manager Ian Holloway is looking forward to seeing his team get back out on the pitch against Derby County on Tuesday after a frustrating weekend in the Championship.

The Rs had travelled to the Midlands on Friday ahead of their clash at Aston Villa the following day.

However, with Birmingham still feeling the after effects of the ‘Beast from the East’ and Storm Emma, the match was postponed, with the fixture now due to take place on March 13.

With the weather now a lot warmer, there should be no such problems when the Rs face Derby on Tuesday.

And having tasted a chastening defeat on their last outing in the league on February 24, Holloway is looking forward to righting the wrongs from that match against the Rams.

“We just want another game under our belts because we had a storm of our own here at Loftus Road against Nottingham Forest,” the 54-year-old told the club website.

The Rs endured a horrific trip to the midlands on Friday, which was probably made worse by the following day’s game being postponed.

With the cold weather last week causing travel chaos, the west Londoners spent seven hours on the road travelling up the M40.

Holloway added: “Friday was one of the craziest days I’ve ever known in football. It was a huge inconvenience – an occupational hazard.

“They initially told us that they felt the game would not happen and then changed their mind very soon after.

“We got halfway up there and the coach broke down. We were sat there for three hours with no power. In the end, it took us seven hours to get to Birmingham.

“When we got there, there was over four inches of snow. It was never going to go ahead, but these things happen. That’s football I suppose.

“Thankfully it was all clear here (Harlington) on Sunday and we trained as normal.”


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