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Ian Holloway reveals simple reason why Conor Washington is now performing

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According to the Brent and Kilburn Times, Ian Holloway believes that Conor Washington’s recent success is down to one simple reason.

Holloway has told the Brent and Kilburn Times that the recent upturn in Washington’s performance levels are as a result of him playing in a central forward role.

Conor Washington managed just two goals in 31 appearances under Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink after making the switch from League One Peterborough.

Hasselbaink often played Washington as a left winger but Holloway has brought him back into the middle recently.

The Northern Ireland international has seized his opportunity up front and netted four goals in his last six matches, including the winner against Wigan Athletic in midweek.

Holloway said:

“He’s a centre-forward and he knows he can play with Matt Smith.

When he’s in a two he’s fantastic.

If you know what your job is, which is to go and score a goal instead of worrying about defending all the time, it makes a difference.

He can press a centre-half all day long, but he finds it difficult in that wider area.

Conor’s a fantastic goalscorer and he’s won us the game with that goal.”

QPR fans – are you pleased with Washington’s recent performances? What do you make of Holloway’s comments and tactics? Let us know in the comments below…


NCTJ-qualified journalist - University of Birmingham undergraduate - King's College London postgraduate - Coventry City and West Ham United

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