New manager Ian Holloway gifted Brazilian midfielder Sandro his first start of the season against Norwich City, and he is already impressing.
Ian Holloway told West London Sport that he “hasn’t put a foot wrong yet” during his first week in charge at Loftus Road.
Sandro came on as a second half substitute for Jack Robinson, and played a key part in his side’s 2-1 victory over Queens Park Rangers.
Sandro had been almost totally forgotten about by former manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, who believed the Brazilian had no future at the club.
Last season Sandro was sent out on loan to Premier league outfit West Bromwich Albion, and The R’s looked to offload the defensive midfielder but failed to find a suitor.
That now appears to have benefited new manager Ian Holloway.
If Holloway has a desire to play the midfielder it will increase the competition within the Queens Park Rangers midfield, as they look to climb up the Championship table following a topsy-turvy start to the season.
The win over Norwich has lifted Rangers into 13th place, and Holloway’s side are now just four points off the destined play-off places, an area which manager Ian Holloway seems to be an expert in.
He successfully took Blackpool up via the play-offs after defeating Cardiff City in the play-off final, and will be optimistic of his side’s chances of reaching them this season.
What do you think Rangers fans? Does Sandro deserve a chance in this side? Is he an Ian Holloway type of player?
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