QPR manager Mark Warburton says that his side are in urgent need of a break, following the recent heavy schedule for clubs across the country.
Warburton’s side travel to the Madejski Stadium to face promotion hopefuls Reading on Saturday afternoon, in what is the final game before the March international break.
That clash with the Royals is the 12th game that QPR have played in the last seven weeks, and it seems that Warburton is relieved that after that match, his squad will not be in action until the 2nd April.
Speaking to the club’s official website ahead of that game on Saturday afternoon, Warburton said: “The international break comes at a much-needed time for every club up and down the country. Every manager will say the same.
“Obviously there are some boys going away on international duty and that is a concern, because a break is urgently needed.
“The other players will get time to recharge their batteries – but for now we’re geared towards delivering another performance from 3pm on Saturday.”
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Having come from 2-0 down to beat Millwall 3-2 on Saturday, QPR go into the game 12th in the Championship table, having won three of their last four outings.
After the international break, QPR are set to face a rather daunting run of nine games in 37 days to bring the Championship campaign to a close.
This could well be something of a concern for QPR.
With one more game still to go, the fact that Warburton feels his squad are in need of a break, could make things tricky for them against a Reading still searching for points in the promotion race.
It will therefore, be interesting to see how QPR cope with that challenge, although you can certainly understand their need for a rest after the gruelling schedule they have endured recently.
Indeed, with a heavy run of fixtures to end the season as well, you feel Warburton, and plenty of other players and managers, will be more than relieved when this season comes to an end, and we return to a more normal schedule for the 2021/22 campaign.