By Simon Cheshire
It’s been a couple of weeks to forget for Queens Park Rangers.
After falling out of any sort of playoff contention, and now being dumped out of the FA Cup, the Rs season is somewhat finishing on a limp note.
From almost coming back from four-down to what were playoff rivals at one point this season, to forcing Premier League Watford to an awkward cup tie.
Rangers haven’t been producing the disastrous performances of the early season, which the form table suggests. However, the slide down to the rankings highlights that perhaps something needs to change.
With upcoming fixtures against promotion-chasing West Bromwich Albion, Middlesbrough and Leeds United - even the most optimistic fan would struggle to find where the next points are coming from.
Steve McClaren has achieved something no QPR manager has done in 22 years: and that’s getting the blue and white hoops into the fifth round of the FA Cup.
But he needs his side to finish the season strong, or questions certainly will be asked of how much Rangers have actually improved this season under his guidance.
Playing three games within a week would have been tough on any Rangers squad.
But the matches keep coming thick and fast, in what is a fantastic opportunity to prove to supporters that we have a squad capable of competing against the best sides in the league.
Can Rangers finish the season in a respectable position rather than constantly looking over our shoulders at the dreaded relegation zone?
The views expressed in this blog are those of the author and unless specifically stated are not necessarily those of Hammersmith & Fulham Council.
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