Queens Park Rangers: Ian Holloway lauds job done by Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder as QPR head to Blades

PUBLISHED: 16:00 20 February 2018

Queens Park Rangers celebrate Idrissa Sylla's winner against Sheffield United at Loftus Road in October (pic: Steven Paston/PA)

Queens Park Rangers celebrate Idrissa Sylla's winner against Sheffield United at Loftus Road in October (pic: Steven Paston/PA)

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Rs visit Bramall Lane in the Championship on Tuesday night

Queens Park Rangers boss Ian Holloway paid tribute to Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder ahead of tonight’s meeting between the teams in the Championship.

The Rs make the trip to Bramall Lane looking to do the double over the Blades in the league this term, having won 2-1 at Loftus Road at the end of October.

After winning the League One title last term, United are currently eighth and just four points outside of the play-offs in the Championship this season.

And Holloway believes Wilder deserves a lot of credit for the job he is doing with the Blades.

“I’m really pleased for Chris with what he’s done with Sheffield United this season,” the QPR manager told the club website.

“He’s a fantastic fella and he’s always done very well wherever he’s been. Now he’s doing it at the club he loves, which is brilliant to see.

“They’ve been a breath of fresh air to this division. The way they play is very difficult to play against.

“They’re very bold, like to be very dominant, and they’re adventurous with the way they utilise their right and left-sided centre-backs.

“They take risks; they take gambles; they try to outnumber you. We’ll be bold and look to get after them like we did at our place.”

QPR head to Bramall Lane off the back of a 2-0 win at home to Bolton Wanderers in the league on Saturday.

That result lifted the west Londoners 11 points clear of the relegation zone in the Championship, and Holloway says he is delighted with how things are going.

“I feel happier than any time I’ve been here. The reason I say that is because of the way we’re sticking to the game plan that we’re working on day after day on the training ground,” he added.

“The professionalism we’re showing and the way the older lads are being with the young lads in this very young group is special. The group is developing and we’re doing it the right way.”

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