QPR need ‘accurate decisions’ this summer – Cifuentes

Marti Cifuentes says QPR need to make “very accurate decisions” on players this summer and “learn from mistakes” of the past.

Rangers, six points from safety when Cifeuntes took over as head coach in October, having lost six matches in a row, beat Coventry in their final game of the season to end the campaign with three consecutive wins.

They finished 18th in the Championship table, with 56 points.

Chris Willock is among the players whose contract is about to expire, while there is expected to be interest in the likes of Ilias Chair and Jake Clarke-Salter.

Meanwhile, on-loan midfielder Issac Hayden will seek a financial settlement to leave Newcastle and become a free agent in the coming weeks, potentially paving the way for a permanent move.

Chair scored with a cracking strike to open the scoring against the Sky Blues.

Clarke-Salter was on the bench and his replacement, Morgan Fox, scored the second goal.

Keeper Joe Walsh, whose contract also expires this summer, made his league debut for the club and produced a number of saves.

Cifuentes said: “We know that we need to take important decisions in the future because we really want to make sure that we learn from mistakes that were made in the past.

“We need to make sure that we are not involved anymore in a situation like we were involved in this season.

“We need to make sure that we take very accurate decisions in the next weeks in order to improve as a club.

“We need to be very aware how challenging these months were and cannot make mistakes and be in a similar situation in a very competitive league.

“And then we’ll see where we are in the next months. But definitely we need to improve.”

Rangers, who spent much of the season in the relegation zone, certainly ended it on a high note.

Having thrashed promotion-chasing Leeds in the final home game, they were impressive again and a late Coventry goal denied the R’s a third successive clean sheet.

“Definitely a good way to finish the season, with a good result against very good team,” said Cifuentes.

“We made it, and we we made in the proper way, because I would say that our form since January is pretty strong and shows the progress of the players, who deserve all the credit for that.

“And when we look at the form in the last five months it’s definitely an arrow pointing in the right direction.”