Brentford derby should get the blood rushing

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Ian Holloway is experimenting with different formations and personnel. PICTURE: ACTION IMAGES


Nick Skoric

By Nick Skoric

Can QPR end their five-game losing streak on Saturday against Brentford?

With Holloway experimenting with different formations and personnel, the poor run of form is understandable but the fans are understandably not happy.

QPR were forced to cancel their Player of the Year awards evening due to poor ticket sales despite Hoops fans demanding that the event be brought back after a six-year absence.

This was more to do with the £119 price of the ticket rather than the R's poor displays.

The derby against Brentford tomorrow is a tasty affair which should get the QPR players' blood rushing for two reasons; revenge for the home loss in October to their neighbours and secondly the local bragging rights.

With the R's in no man's land and safely placed away from the relegation zone, the derby fever will  kick in.

Brentford may be even more motivated for the clash after Holloway predicted that the Bees would be relegated while working as a Sky pundit.

The Brentford players will be reminded of this before the game so let's hope Holloway is not left red-faced come 5 o'clock on Saturday.

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