Queens Park Rangers: Ian Holloway not concerned about his future with QPR despite sixth game without a win
PUBLISHED: 10:00 11 December 2017
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QPR lost 3-1 at home to Leeds United in the Championship on Saturday
Queens Park Rangers manager Ian Holloway says he has no fears over his future with the club, despite seeing his team slip to a sixth game without a win in the Championship.
The Rs were undone by a Kemar Roofe hat-trick as they went down 3-1 at home to Leeds United on Saturday.
Though Pawel Wszolek scored a fluke goal late on, the west Londoners were largely poor in attack, mustering just two shots on target in 90 minutes.
The defeat means QPR have taken just one point from a possible 18 since their last triumph at home to Sheffield United on October 31.
Holloway, though, was quick to dismiss any concerns about his future on Saturday, instead insisting his side have played well in recent weeks and not got the reward they deserve.
“I’m disappointed because I thought we played very well in the first half so concern is the wrong word,” he said.
“We played very well, we should have gone into half time in front. We talked about how to do that, but the goal we need to give the boys the confidence they deserve from the way they’ve been playing is eluding us.
“When someone gets one likes Leeds did, it hits us a bit and then they got a second.
“The annoying thing was the third goal because we were right back in it. It was a crazy goal we got.”
Though the first half ended goalless, QPR did have the ball in the net midway through the opening period through Massimo Luongo.
The Australian international curled a delightful shot past Leeds stopper Felix Wiedwald, but the goal was ruled out for offside against Conor Washington earlier in the move.
It looked a tight call against the Northern Ireland international, and Holloway believes that shows luck is currently against his side.
“When I look back at it, Conor Washington – was he slightly offside when Mass bent one in the top corner? That’s the way things are going at the minute,” added the Rs boss.
“Mass has hit the shot, I don’t think the goalie would have done anything about it, but the linesman has his arm up.”
Following the defeat against Leeds, QPR are now just six points above the bottom three ahead of a crucial trip to struggling Birmingham City on Saturday.