Holloway Looking For Momentum
Queens Park Rangers manager Ian Holloway has called on the team to repeat their Wolverhampton Wanderers performance when we face Bolton Wanderers this weekend.
Despite losing two one to the Championship leaders at the Molineux, Holloway knew our second half performance in particular was exactly what we needed more of between now and the end of the season and he wanted the players to show that kind of momentum when we host Bolton at Loftus Road on Saturday.
Speaking to the Official Site as he met with the media for his pre game press conference, Ollie was dearly hoping for some more home comforts this season to help us on our way.
'It`s another chance for us to pick up three more important points, and it`s been nice to do well in games like this so far this season. As a club, we hadn`t always got the right result when we were expected to previously. We hadn`t always delivered. But I think the lads have been very good at that this year. It`s a difficult test - but it`s a test we`re all looking forward to. We`ve got a decent record at home.'
With Bolton losing to Cardiff City in their midweek fixture on Tuesday, it was their first defeat in the last four and Holloway knew Phil Parkinson would have them up for the match to draw a line under that loss.
'It`s a tough game for us. Bolton have improved greatly after a really difficult start to the season. They`ve also had to deal with selling their so-called best striker in Gary Madine, but Sammy Ameobi has done well for them up front.'
The Bolton visit also starts a busy period for QPR with a midweek tie at Sheffield United followed by the hosting of Nottingham Forest next weekend.
'We`ve got to reset ourselves now. We`ve got a very-tough month coming up when you look at the games, but it promises to be a thoroughly enjoyable one. We`re not worried about taking anybody on - even a Wolves team who were 11 points clear at the top of the Championship when we faced them, as everyone saw last weekend. We proved that we could score against them, and we should have scored more goals. Unfortunately, the goals we let in were really poor, from my point of view. I was very disappointed with that.'
Holloway went on to say.
'But in the second half, we let go of ourselves and let go of the inhibitions. We played how we should have done from the start. I made changes and we went for Wolves. There isn`t anything that suggests to me that we aren`t on the right track to being more consistent. We know we are going to have to earn the right to do well against Bolton. They are a big, strong and competitive team who are very combative. So we`ve got to go to work once again at our own ground, and get another result like the ones we`ve been getting here.'