By Nick Skoric
You would not think it but Ian Holloway has a worse record than Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink in his second stint at QPR.
The Bristolian manager has 47 points from 42 games compared to Thunder Thighs Jimmy and his 54 points in 43 games.
This statistic did the rounds on social media after the R’s managed to squeeze just a point out of sapless Sunderland.
Profligacy in front of goal was the main culprit up in Wearside and Holloway will need his players to be cold-blooded sharp shooters on Saturday when they face bottom-placed Bolton at the Macron Stadium.
Rumours of the Hoops boss being dismissed have circulated however QPR boss Tony Fernandes immediately came out and defended his manager.
A magnanimous move which I am sure Holloway would have been greatly appreciative of and silenced the doubters for now.
Three points against Bolton are desperately needed though to end the exit talks and improve Rangers’ record of three wins from 12 league games as they languish in 15th place in the Championship.
On a more positive note, Grant Hall and Jordan Cousins are edging closer to full match fitness after completing 70 minutes in the U23s’ thrilling 5-4 win over Charlton U23s.
QPR were 3-0 down at half-time before mounting an astonishing comeback driven by winger Olamide Shodipo who scored a hat-trick and extended their record to eight wins from nine matches this season.
The senior team could do with a bit of the same verve and vigour on Saturday.
I hope they make it worthwhile for the travelling R’s fans making their way up the M6.
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