Ian Holloway insists Conor Washington has a future at QPR – if fans give him a chance.
Rangers boss Holloway is unhappy that Ben Gladwin was jeered prior to the midfielder’s recent return to Swindon on loan.
And with Washington having also endured a difficult start to life in the Championship following his arrival from Peterborough last season, Holloway has appealed to supporters to give the striker time.
Washington recently returned to full training after injury and Holloway still believes he can make an impact at Loftus Road.
“He (Washington) is a huge part of my plans – I just want people to be patient,” Holloway said.
“Gladwin’s gone back to Swindon and scored a goal because the Swindon crowd like him.
“I don’t feel he (Gladwin) can ever score for us when they keep on chanting at him like they did when I gave him a chance.”
Gladwin is in his third loan spell back at Swindon and recently scored in their win at Bolton.
Holloway said: “Is it rocket science? Are Bolton that far away from us? How can he play for Swindon and score a goal? Work it out yourselves.
“If you had a teacher who screamed at you ‘you’re crap, you’re rubbish, you’re crap, you’re rubbish’ could you actually achieve anything? I don’t think so.
“That’s all I heard and I thought it was unfair and I’ve got to loan him back.
“I was getting pelters. It’s really annoying. I don’t mind that you pay your money and you like certain people and don’t like certain people, but just shout to the ones you do like.
“That wouldn’t half make my job easier instead of picking him up from the floor. I had to pick him up by his braces a couple of times.
“Is he that bad? I don’t think so. Has he got a chance here? I don’t know if people are taking to him like that.”