QPR starting to synch in with Ian Holloway

PUBLISHED: 09:49 08 March 2017 | UPDATED: 09:49 08 March 2017

Queens Park Rangers manager Ian Holloway believes his side are starting to buy into his teachings. Picture: RICHARD SELLERS/PA WIRE

Queens Park Rangers manager Ian Holloway believes his side are starting to buy into his teachings. Picture: RICHARD SELLERS/PA WIRE

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Ian Holloway believes that the QPR squad are starting to come to terms with what he expects as a 2-1 victory over Barnsley made it four wins out of the last five games.

The Rangers manager made five changes from the side that beat Cardiff City at the weekend to combat the Yorkshire side’s running ability.

And it worked as first Idrissa Sylla and then an Angus MacDonald own goal put them 2-0 up at Loftus Road.

Tom Bradshaw pulled one back late on but QPR defended well to pick up a deserved three points.

And Holloway says the home dressing room is a good place to be right now.

He said: “It was hard-fought but I felt we matched their energy, work-rate and passing and we broke through their hard press better than anybody.

“The first-half was probably the best we’ve played [since I’ve been at the club] and that’s with five changes.

“So it proves that whatever the group are doing, they are doing it well and have accepted my decisions fantastically well.

“I rested a couple who will play on Saturday and we’re staring to feel we’re not a bad unit.

“Even though we conceded at the end I felt the first half was good enough and maybe we could have been more clinical because we deserved to win that first half by more than one goal.

“It’s a good feeling and the team rose to what I asked them to do so I’m going to have a right headache about who I take on that bus to Leeds. Unfortunately I can’t take everybody but hopefully they’ll take it in the right vein and I’ve still got a couple close to coming back from injury.

“I’ve got to be strong enough to make my mind up about who is playing and hopefully have the discipline in and around the group to make sure they understand that.

“Hopefully we’re going to be a big team and a big club again and they’ll have to accept sitting there and doing what I tell them.”

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