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Ian Holloway hopes this change can bring the best out of his precious QPR talent



QPR snatched a win against ten-man Sunderland this weekend to pull further away from the bottom three.

With a 13 point cushion between them and Birmingham City, they seem to have just about done enough to remain in the second tier next season.

That leaves Ian Holloway as a man planning for the future and he revealed a desire to change the approach his side have to matches over the coming weeks.

“Because they’re so young, when Nedum Onuoha has got it or Robbo (Jack Robinson) has it they’re not making the right angles so they get a little bit caught,” he told West London Sport.

“The crowd then get anxious, but wait a minute – it’s not their fault. We’ve got to keep working at it because I want to be a possession team.”

Holloway is currently looking to work Ebere Eze into his first team, switching from a 3-5-2 to a 4-3-3 in order to include the 19-year old. That paid off this weekend as he hit the 62nd minute winner against the league’s bottom side.

“When you’ve got Ebere, you can’t keep hitting Matt Smith on the head, because it’s a battle then. We’ve got to work it into him and he’s got to learn how to get it more.”

Greenwich-born Eze scored five goals whilst on loan at Wycombe earlier in the season, but struck his first in QPR colours this weekend. Much is expected of the young forward, described by Nedum Onuoha as one of the best technical players he’s seen in time at QPR.

The Verdict

Holloway is always surprisingly candid when discussing tactics and once again, he gives fascinating insight into how he sets his side up. Ebere Eze is a highly-regarding talent who has been on the books  at Arsenal, Fulham and Millwall as a youngster, but he looks likely to get a run of games at Loftus Road. With the manager looking to work him into the team he’s clearly getting the right support to flourish, which can only be a good thing for Hoops fans.