Holloway’s nightmare before Christmas



Jack Robinson (right) in action against Sheffield United. PICTURE: GETTY IMAGES

Nick Skoric

By Nick Skoric

‘Twas a few days until Brentford, when all through the squad. Not a centre-back was stirring...

Welcome to the sorry tale that Ian Holloway has been reading as he’s got just three fit defenders to choose from ahead of Monday night’s derby clash with Brentford.

Joel Lynch became the latest casualty in the QPR backline after leaving Pride Park in a protective boot following the 2-0 away defeat to Derby on Tuesday night.

The R’s gaffer may have to call in the youngsters to stiffen up the R’s defence for the home tie against Brentford.

This defensive dilemma has been compounded by their three losses on the bounce which has deflated all the enthusiasm from the morale-boosting wins over high-flyers Sheffield United and Wolves.

QPR have failed to win 10 of their last 12 games which makes further grim reading as Rangers sit in the wrong half of the table.
R’s defender Jack Robinson blamed a lack of concentration for the loss to Derby after a solid opening 45 minutes.

The Hoops conceded in added time at the end of the first half after frustrating Derby for large spells. It was added disappointment for Robinson who was captaining the side for the first time.

So, ninja-like focus is needed when Rangers face their west London rivals Brentford who sit just two places above QPR in 13th spot.

Foodbank donations

A round of applause is due to QPR fans, who donated half a tonne of tinned and dried food for the H&F Foodbank as well as hundreds of pounds of cash donations at last Saturday’s home match against Aston Villa.

Even QPR player James Perch got involved – bringing down a donation of food on behalf of the club as he makes his way back to full fitness following a knee injury.

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