Five star performance from the R’s



Leeds United’s Luke Freeman and Queens Park Rangers’ Massimo Luongo (right). PICTURE: ACTION IMAGES

Nick Skoric

By Nick Skoric

It was a five star performance from the R’s as they made it five wins out of seven after the victory over Rotherham.

The majority of the QPR lads can now enjoy the international break; soaking their tired limbs in a well-deserved bath in the comfort of their homes.

That is not the case for Luongo who flew out to Iran, where Iraq have been playing all their home games due to security concerns, for the 1-1 draw in Tehran which leaves the Socceroos' World Cup qualification in the balance. 

The Hoops midfielder had to contend with a bumpy surface in the potential banana skin contest under the rain yesterday. 

Luongo will be catching a flight to Sydney next as Australia face the United Arab Emirates at the Allianz Stadium on Tuesday before he jets back to Loftus Road.

Jet lag will certainly be an issue for the midfielder so expect the Aussie to be on the bench for the away trip to Derby on 31 March.

Meanwhile Sylla is over in Guinea playing two friendlies against Gabon and Cameroon. The QPR leading goalscorer played a full 90 minutes in the 5-1 demolition of Rotherham last Saturday but was unable to add to his eight-goal tally for the season unlike Smith who cannot stop scoring for the R’s.

"I didn't enjoy the first half at all. We scored early and it looked like we thought we'd done enough,” said Holloway.

"We didn't move the ball sharply or press, but luckily we managed to get another goal and then the second half I was delighted with.

"In the end we got what we deserved, but we've got to keep going. Let's hope we can get a group of players who believe they can win on a regular basis. At the minute, our stats are telling me that's what we're doing.”

Enjoy the weekend off R's fans.  

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