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Furlong gives QPR boss ‘major problem’ with impressive return

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QPR boss Ian Holloway says he faces a selection dilemma ahead of the game against Middlesbrough following Darnell Furlong’s impressive return to action.

Holloway has tended to favour more attacking players for the right wing-back position, particularly at home.

But Furlong played himself into contention for Saturday’s match at Loftus Road with an excellent performance in the 3-1 win at Burton.

It was the fit-again Furlong’s first appearance for Rangers since October.

Holloway said: “He was absolutely magnificent. I’ve got a major problem now to pick my team, but that’s what you want.”

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Holloway, who had left Conor Washington out for recent matches because of the striker’s struggles in front of goal, restored him for the Burton game.

Washington responded with a goal – his first since October – and an excellent all-round performance.

Holloway said: “No matter who you are, sometimes you have a little breath of fresh air outside it, back you come, and I thought that was as good as Conor’s played for us – ever.

“I want to congratulate him. Well done son – that’s the sort of response we want.”