Holloway unfazed by hostile City reception

Ian Holloway has told QPR’s website he is unfazed by the prospect of a hostile reception from Bristol City fans.

The Rangers boss will on Friday take his side to Ashton Gate, where he can always expect hostility from the home fans because of his association with their rivals Bristol Rovers.

Holloway also expects Luke Freeman, who will be returning to face City for the first time since leaving them to join QPR, to be the focus of most attention.

“As a Bristolian from the other side of the town, there isn’t a bigger game for me than going to Ashton Gate,” Holloway said.

“Signing Luke Freeman from them won’t have gone down too well either, but I’m only as good as they are because I recognised what a good player he is, just as they recognised it. He’ll probably get even more stick than me!

“I’m sure I’ll be in for a little bit as well, although I wish they had a different song – it’s quite boring now, but I’m looking forward to it.

“A lot of their fans will know I’m a proud Bristolian. All the other ones? Well, I couldn’t care less.”