Ian Holloway’s Queens Park Rangers have endured a relatively mediocre start to the season, and currently reside in 15th place.
The R’s are winless in their last six league games, and the west London outfit need to sort their form out as soon as possible if they are to mount a push for the top six.
But, can Ian Holloway really guide the R’s to the top six this season? Or is it a stretch too far?
The writers here at FLW issue their verdicts….
Holloway has nothing left to prove to the Championship in my opinion, as he has achieved so much during his time with previous clubs.
He is currently working with QPR, and whilst he is doing a good job at Loftus Road, it is hard to see Holloway inspiring the club to a place in the play-offs.
It is a competitive Championship, and despite QPR having one of the division’s most experienced managers, it is hard to imagine them mounting a serious challenge.
Not at all – and nor should they be expecting it.
There are many teams that are far superior to QPR and they should be given the budgets available. The Championship has some real big spenders in the division now and the R’s just can’t compete.
If Holloway managed to get this team near the top six it wouldn’t be too far away from the miracle he worked at Blackpool. QPR need stability and time to grow, it could be many years until they’re back at the top end of the league.
Not a chance this season.
The R’s started brightly but inconsistency is going to ruin any chance they have of getting into the play-offs unfortunately for them.
I think if they can address that over the course of the year, keep their best players and ensure that Holloway is still in charge with his experience, then something might be possible next year.
This campaign is one too soon though.