Warburton praised for ‘absolutely fantastic’ job at QPR

Les Ferdinand has backed Mark Warburton, declaring that the QPR manager has “done an absolutely fantastic job” this season.

The director of football was asked about Warburton’s position during a fans forum on Tuesday evening.

Warburton was appointed on a two-year rolling contract in 2019 and is on course for a third season at the helm.

Rangers finished 13th last season and are currently a place higher in the Championship table despite financial restrictions and losing the likes of Ebere Eze.

“The one thing we were looking to do is improve,” Ferdinand said.

“Although our budget has dropped, we’ve improved the playing squad.

“In terms of where we finish this season, I think we’ll finish better than we did last year and all you’re trying to do is make improvements.”

Results during the second half of the season have raised hopes that Rangers might challenge for promotion next term.

Ferdinand added: “I understand as supporters we want to get to the play-offs and we want to be challenging up there.

“But it comes incrementally. We’re trying our best to get the best out of the players to get us into those positions.

“So I think Mark and his team have done an absolutely fantastic job.”