Ngbakoto told to lose weight by QPR boss

QPR boss Ian Holloway says Yeni Ngbakoto needs to lose weight.

The Frenchman, who turns 25 later this month, has struggled for fitness and form since his summer move from Metz and has made just three league starts.

Holloway believes Ngbakoto’s conditioning needs to improve and has been working the player hard in training.

Holloway said: “I’ve been running Yeni to get some weight off him. I found out what he used to be, and he looks a bit heavier.”

Ngbakoto came on during Saturday’s FA Cup defeat against Blackburn as a replacement for teenager Eberechi Eze, whose senior debut was cut short by an Achilles injury.