Holloway praises fans after QPR win

QPR’s win moved them to the 50-point mark

Ian Holloway praised QPR fans after the 4-1 victory over Norwich at Loftus Road.

Rangers came from behind after Ryan Manning’s freak own goal, with Massimo Luongo, Matt Smith and Ebere Eze scoring before Manning headed in the fourth.

“I think it’s down to the fans,” Holloway declared.”The fans are really appreciating the way the players are working and the skill they’ve got, and that bodes well for the future.

“I want to thank the fans, because the atmosphere they’re creating for these young gentlemen is something sensational.

“No matter whether they get it wrong or not, they still want the ball and they (the fans) can’t wait to see them do something.#

[/media-credit] The exciting Ebere Eze impressed again for QPR

“It’s very exciting, so thanks everybody from me – you’ve made us not worry about letting a goal in.”

Norwich manager Daniel Farke said his team failed to deal with QPR’s long balls to Smith, but Rangers boss Holloway insisted they are about much more.

Teenage forward Eze was a threat throughout and his goal was his second for the R’s.

Holloway said: “We’ve got different skill sets. Matt is as good at doing what he does as anyone in our league and in the top league.

“And we’ve got Ebere and what he’s got. He’s very exciting. I want him to create goals and score for us.

“I’m very pleased with him. He’s a wonderfully balanced, intelligent boy and he wants to learn.

“He glides and he floats. Ebere just beats you so easily. I want to encourage him to get in there and the team to give it to him.

“We’ve got belief and why wouldn’t you have that with the skill we have on the pitch? I can see us getting stronger and stronger.”

Luongo’s goal was his fourth in seven games and, coming straight after Rangers went behind, proved to be a pivotal moment in the game.

Holloway said: “I thought the lads showed terrific skill and mentality to score as early as we did. It was a fantastic goal – a couple of little one-twos.

“I gave Mass rest the other day. We look fantastic when he’s in there in that form. He’s starting to get prolific.”