Holloway plans changes for Barnsley game despite QPR win

QPR: Ian Holloway

Ian Holloway plans to make changes for QPR’s game against Barnsley despite his team’s win over Cardiff.

The Rangers boss regretted not making changes for the recent defeat at Preston and wants to freshen things up for Tuesday’s home match against a Barnsley side he expects to play with a high-tempo style.

Holloway explained: “I didn’t like playing almost the same team for three games in a row last week. I thought we looked tired at Preston.

“After the two victories, I felt I made a mistake and should have given the other lads a chance.

“So now I’ve already told them I’ll look at Tuesday, because we’re playing such an energetic team who are one of the most attractive teams in this division and are going to come and try and outrun us.

Yeni Ngbakoto scored against Cardiff and is likely to start on Tuesday

“If you look at who I had on the bench and who is fresh for this next game coming up, I’m delighted.”

Yeni Ngbakoto, who scored QPR’s equaliser after coming on against Cardiff, is likely to start against the Tykes.

“He’s made another statement, but the truth is I already had an idea who I was going to play and I’ve already told them that’s what I’m going to do,” Holloway said.

“I want two more wins by the end of the week. That’s the target. Can win beat Barnsley and then go away to Leeds and beat them?”

‘Togetherness is superb’

Holloway is hoping Ryan Manning is fit enough to start, having left him on the bench against Cardiff after the youngster picked up a knock in training ahead of the game.

Luke Freeman is available again after suspension, while Pawel Wszolek is also in contention for a return to the starting line-up.

“It’s all about having your squad, having them all together and working hard for each other,” Holloway said.

“To be honest it’s really difficult to pick my team. The level of work and commitment they’re giving me, every one of them can knock my door down and say ‘why aren’t you picking me?’ and that’s what I want.

“The togetherness is superb and I know whoever I put on is going to make a difference and that’s a credit to everybody; the ones I inherited and the ones I added.”