QPR will play with two number 10s – Holloway

QPR: Ian Holloway

Ian Holloway says he is determined to find places in his team for QPR’s most skilful players.

Holloway is keen to play with two strikers as well as Tjaronn Chery and Massimo Luongo in attacking roles.

He is also an admirer of Nasser El Khayati and believes Ben Gladwin is capable of making an impact at Loftus Road.

The R’s boss deployed both Chery and Luongo in advanced roles against Wolves last week and despite the 2-1 defeat and his team being exposed defensively at times, he intends to stick to the same approach.

Holloway said: “I know what I want to do with them. We’ve got far too many number 10s so I’ve got to play in a way that gets at least two of them on the pitch.

QPR: Luongo and Chery

Chery and Luongo played from wide positions against Wolves

“I’ve looked at everybody we’ve got and I’m going to play a couple of people in those wonderful little roles to try and stretch the game and then get us to pass and move it.

“So I’m going to try to commit to that and what we’ve got to do is be brave and try to pass it and go through people – because they can’t track back and win tackles.

“I want to see them play and shine the way I think it will suit them.”

Holloway’s approach is largely inspired by the success he enjoyed at Blackpool, where he won promotion to the Premier League and almost stayed up.

“What do we want to be? We want to be a team that almost stayed up in the Premier League with the worst budget ever,” he said.

“My boys committed to it and I want to do it again.”