Holloway keen to change QPR style of play

Ian Holloway says he is keen for his team to play more of a passing game.

The QPR manager has been heavily reliant on long balls to target man Matt Smith this season.

But Holloway believes the emergence of young players such as Ebere Eze and Paul Smyth is part of a process that will see Rangers become less direct.

Holloway explained: “Because they’re so young, when Nedum Onuoha has got it or Robbo (Jack Robinson) has it they’re (other players) are not making the right angles so they get a little bit caught.

“The crowd (then get anxious), but wait a minute – it’s not their (the players’) fault. We’ve got to keep working at it, because I want to be a possession team.

“And when you’ve got Ebere, you can’t keep hitting Matt Smith on the head, because it’s a battle then.

“We’ve got to work it into him (Ebere) and he’s got to learn how to get it more.”

Holloway has recently switched from a 3-5-2 to 4-3-3 formation in an attempt to accommodate 19-year-old forward Eze, who scored the winner against Sunderland on Saturday.

“A change of formation and the space is in a different area and they don’t know that yet. But I’m loving what they’re doing,” Holloway said.