Beale delighted after selection ‘gamble’ pays off for QPR

QPR enjoyed a great win at Loftus Road (Picture: Ian Randall | MI News)

QPR boss Mick Beale was delighted after his “gamble” to select an unchanged team paid off against Hull City.

Rangers won 3-1 at Loftus Road, where first-half goals from Ilias Chair, Ethan Laird and Chris Willock secured the points.

Injuries to key players – including Willock – hampered Rangers in the opening matches of the season, but they followed up Saturday’s win at Watford with another impressive victory.

Beale said: “It was a gamble to throw the same team out there, but it’s something I’ve been waiting to do. In every game I’ve had to make three or four changes.

“It was a gamble because of the amount of energy we put into the weekend and the lack of time to recover. The Championship is relentless.

“But they gave me everything that I wanted in the first half. That’s more like what I want from us – especially here at home, playing on the front foot.

“After that we were a little bit unsure at times and Hull made a real good push of the game. Credit to them because their energy was big.

“But in the first 30 minutes I thought we were excellent with some of the football we played.”

Beale backed striker Lyndon Dykes, who squandered a chance make it 4-0 early in the second half when he missed an open goal.

“Lyndon worked tirelessly again, winning all his flick-ons and holding the ball up,” Beale said.

“He’s missed a big chance where he’s overthinking it, but his general play for the team is excellent.”