QPR boss Holloway backs ‘star player’ Chery

Ian Holloway has issued a resounding defence of Tjaronn Chery following QPR’s loss to Derby.

The defeat was Rangers’ fourth in a row and came after they had plenty of possession but were unable to find the net.

Chery was involved in many of their best moments but his final ball was often poor and his delivery from crosses and set-pieces wayward.

And manager Holloway believes the pressure on Chery to be Rangers’ talisman is beginning to affect the Dutchman.

“Unfortunately the deliveries from corners from our star player weren’t quite there. Sometimes he’s allowed to not be our star player,” Holloway said.

“He’s a fantastic deliverer of a ball. Unfortunately he couldn’t buy a cross, but that doesn’t mean I don’t think he’s fantastic.

“The pressure sometimes for him is immense; to try to win us a game, do something or find a pass.

“It’s almost too much. I want him to chill out. He’s allowed a bad game and he kept going.”

Meanwhile, QPR are assessing Jordan Cousins after he went off with another hamstring problem during Wednesday’s game.