Queens Park Rangers: Ian Holloway confident of ending away day woes at Nottingham Forest
PUBLISHED: 16:00 03 November 2017
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QPR yet to win in seven away games this season
Ian Holloway hopes Queens Park Rangers can finally halt their winless run on the road this season when they visit Nottingham Forest in the Championship on Saturday.
The Rs have had seven games away from home this term, but are yet to win any and have taken just four points from a possible 21.
However, wins over promotion-chasing Wolverhampton Wanderers and Sheffield United at Loftus Road in the past week have given QPR fans renewed optimism.
And boss Holloway has faith that the west Londoners can finally big up that first away success of the term at the City Ground this weekend.
“(As well as Tuesday) we had a big win last Saturday, but let’s see if we can get a win on the road on Saturday because that’s where our problems lie at the minute,” said the 54-year-old.
“Can we get that out of our mentality and say we can win away from home? It’s about believing.”
On their last two travels in the league, QPR were held to 1-1 draws at Sunderland and Bolton Wanderers, who both currently sit in the bottom three of the division.
However, Rs boss Holloways believes his team played well in both of those games despite not winning.
And he wants the team to turn in another similar display away to Forest this weekend, though of course wishes his team can this team take three points on the road.
“Hopefully we can now follow it (the two home wins) up with another good away performance,” he added.
“The last two have been very good. If you can nick a point away from home and win at home, (you can) get on a run and get going.
“Let’s see if we can get on a run of games where we don’t get beat, which would be nice, but we have to earn that right and this division is so tough.”
QPR will head to Forest full of confidence having beaten two of the division’s high-flyers at home over the past week.
Wolves were dispatched 2-1 last Saturday, while QPR saw off the Blades 2-1 on Tuesday — results which Holloway says has given his side renewed belief.
“My lads feel good about themselves, it was a clean sheet and two wins against the top two in the division (over the past week).”
Holloway will hope he can celebrate another success, and a clean sheet, when QPR bid to chop down Forest on Saturday.