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QPR manager Ian Holloway believes in-form Conor Washington has been rejuvenated by playing in his natural position.
Washington scored the winner in a 2-1 victory over Wigan at Loftus Road – his fourth goal in six matches.He set up an early opener for strike partner Matt Smith and then restored Rangers’ lead after Omar Bogle had equalised with a penalty.
Washington scored just twice in 31 appearances under Holloway’s predecessor, who often deployed him on the left flank.
Holloway said: “He’s a centre-forward and he knows he can play with Matt Smith. When he’s in a two he’s fantastic.
“If you know what your job is, which is to go and score a goal instead of worrying about defending all the time, it makes a difference.
“He can press a centre-half all day long, but he finds it difficult in that wider area.
“Conor’s a fantastic goalscorer and he’s won us the game with that goal.”
The victory took Rangers 10 points clear of struggling Wigan, who remain third from bottom.
“We got an ugly win but the character has come and you can see that the lads are growing ,” Holloway said.
“The work-rate is there. They’re all wearing the shirt with so much pride.
“Even if we had drawn that game I still would have been happy with their effort. I can’t ask for any more from any one of them.
“We’re getting that feeling we can win games and that’s absolutely vital.
“We need a feeling that we can be good at this level and are moving forward. That’s what looks like is coming.”
Wigan boss Warren Joyce was disappointed with his team’s defending in the build-up to both QPR goals.
“They were two poor goals to concede. For the first goal we were wide open to a long kick down the middle,” Joyce said.
“We did well to come back and were good value for the 1-1 at half-time. I thought it was a deserved score at half-time.
“We were certainly under plenty of pressure from how direct they were. We know the lad (Matt Smith) wins a lot of balls in the air and that we had to get to the second ball.
“But the first goal comes from their kick and for the second goal we don’t pick the second ball up – it’s straight through on the back four.
“They were poor goals, not goals where you’re carved open. It was two giveaway goals really.
“The fitness and desire were there and we could have got an equaliser near the end. It’s just disappointing the way we gifted the goals away.”
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Wigan remain in the Championship's bottom three as goals from Matt Smith and Conor Washington earn QPR victory.ESPN FC - Queens Park Rangers News 20 Feb 19:06
Queens Park Rangers Wigan Athletic 7:45 PM UTC Game Details Home: 23/20 Draw: 9/4 Away: 3/1 Odds from bet365 bet365 GameCast Lineups and Stats QPR could be unchanged for the visit of Wigan after enjoying a thumping 4-1 win at Birmingham on Saturday.Deadline-day signing Ravel Morrison is still building up his fitness having missed the last two games and the Lazio loanee will be assessed.Jack Robinson made his comeback from a hamstring injury for the under-23s on Monday.Fellow defender Steven Caulker is still out with a hip problem.Wigan are expected to be without Michael Jacobs when they travel to Loftus Road.Latics boss Warren Joyce believes...ESPN FC - Queens Park Rangers News 18 Feb 19:54
Birmingham City Queens Park Rangers 1 4 FT Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now » GameCast Lineups and Stats Matt Smith inspired QPR to a 4-1 success at struggling Birmingham.The 6ft 5in striker put Rangers on the road to victory with a first-half goal - his first strike since September.Smith, who only joined Rangers last month from Fulham, was a persistent threat in a win which was sealed by a 46th-minute goal from Conor Washington and two more by Idrissa Sylla and Yeni Ngbakoto in the last 10 minutes.Manager Ian Holloway was delighted with a vital morale-boosting win which eases their relegation fears...Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Queens Park Rangers | BBC 18 Feb 18:43
Matt Smith scores the opening goal as QPR condemn Birmingham City to their heaviest defeat under Gianfranco Zola.Queens Park Rangers – teamtalk.com 17 Feb 19:45
New signing Gardner was sent off in Tuesday’s 2-1 defeat at Preston and serves a one-match ban while Davis completes his two-game suspension for accruing 10 yellow cards.
Skipper Michael Morrison is out with a groin problem with fellow defender Ryan Shotton also carrying a groin injury.
Striker Clayton Donaldson is not expected back until early next month as he continues to recover from an Achilles issue.
Ravel Morrison could be in contention for QPR. The forward has been building up fitness since his deadline-day arrival, but missed last week’s loss to Huddersfield.
Joel Lynch (hamstring) may also return for Rangers. Jack Robinson (hamstring) and Steven Caulker (hip) remain out.
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National League side Torquay United sign QPR winger Gianni Crichlow on loan until the end of the season.ESPN FC - Queens Park Rangers News 15 Feb 00:19
Massimo Luongo joined QPR from Swindon Town in 2015. Massimo Luongo has re-signed with English Championship side Queens Park Rangers, keeping the midfielder at Loftus Road until mid-2020. The 24-year-old joined QPR from Swindon Town in 2015, going on to make 59 appearances in all competitions for the Hoops. Luongo revealed recently that he regularly snubs big-money offers from China to continue his pursuit of a Premier League career. In 2015, the Australia international rejected a switch to then Premier League side Aston Villa in favour of regular...Queens Park Rangers – teamtalk.com 14 Feb 13:21
QPR midfielder Massimo Luongo has signed a new contract with the Sky Bet Championship club. The 24-year-old Australian will remain at Loftus Road until at least the summer of 2020. “It was a big decision for me, but the right decision,” Luongo told the club’s official website. “The next few years will be really important in my career, and hopefully I can build on the progress I feel I’ve already made with QPR. “I’m really enjoying my football here and the fans seem to have taken to me as one of their own, so I couldn’t be more delighted.” Luongo has made 59 appearances in all competitions for the Hoops since joining the club from Swindon in May 2015.
QPR midfielder Massimo Luongo has signed a new contract with the Sky Bet Championship club.
The 24-year-old Australian will remain at Loftus Road until at least the summer of 2020.
“It was a big decision for me, but the right decision,” Luongo told the club’s official website.
“The next few years will be really important in my career, and hopefully I can build on the progress I feel I’ve already made with QPR.
“I’m really enjoying my football here and the fans seem to have taken to me as one of their own, so I couldn’t be more delighted.”
Luongo has made 59 appearances in all competitions for the Hoops since joining the club from Swindon in May 2015.
Australia international Massimo Luongo signs a new long-term contract with Championship strugglers Queens Park Rangers.ESPN FC - Queens Park Rangers News 11 Feb 18:22
Queens Park Rangers Huddersfield Town 1 2 FT Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now » GameCast Lineups and Stats Huddersfield boosted their promotion hopes by beating QPR 2-1 at Loftus Road.The West Yorkshire side took control with first-half goals from Izzy Brown and Nahki Wells.Substitute Luke Freeman netted on the hour mark with his first Rangers goal, but the visitors held on for a fourth consecutive league win and their first ever at Loftus Road.On-loan Chelsea youngster Brown, who also scored against QPR while on loan at Rotherham earlier in the season, struck on 26 minutes.A slick Terriers move culminated...Queens Park Rangers – teamtalk.com 9 Feb 22:21
QPR defender Steven Caulker’s surprise move to Lokomotiv Moscow is looking increasingly unlikely, according to reports.
The 25-year-old centre-back has struggled to make an impact at Loftus Road since making a big-money move from Cardiff in 2014, spending time on loan at Southampton and Liverpool last term.
Caulker has made 14 appearances for QPR this season but has been in talks with Lokomotiv Moscow about a shock move to Russia.
Lokomotiv jumped the gun with several posts on social media suggesting the deal was close to completion last week and on Thursday posted a Twitter video suggesting the move was ‘cancelled’.
Press Association Sport calims that a deal is tentatively still being discussed, although a departure is now looking increasingly unlikely.
Caulker, who has made one senior appearance for England, has not played for QPR on October 28 due to a hip injury.
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Former Liverpool and France striker Djibril Cisse has announced his retirement from professional football at the age of 35.
Cisse, capped 41 times by his country, had originally called time on his playing career in October 2015 due to a debilitating hip injury but hoped to resurrect his career after having an operation on the problem last year.
He trained with his first club Auxerre in a bid to get fit and earn a contract at a team in his native France but, after failing to attract any suitors, decided to call it quits on his 17-year career.
“I have loved being a footballer. Up until now, the ball was my whole life. I would have liked to have continued my career, which was interrupted in spite of me, but I have to admit today that football is finished,” Cisse told Yahoo Sport – where he is set to work as a pundit.
“I’m going to give myself body and soul to my career as a DJ, a producer, and as a pundit, as well as develop my line of clothing.”
The much-travelled striker came through the youth system at Auxerre before earning a big-money move to Liverpool in 2007 but following a three-year spell on Merseyside returned to Ligue 1 with Marseille.
He joined Sunderland on loan in 2008 before moving to Greek side Panathinaikos, Lazio, QPR, Russian outfit Kuban Krasnodar and Bastia during an illustrious career which also saw him play in the 2002 and 2010 World Cups.
The player inherited the title the Earl of Frodsham during his time at Liverpool; the player purchasing a house in the small Cheshire village, and in doing earning the title.
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Ong Kim Swee and Brad Maloney are heading to England for a month-long training stint with QPR. It is a groundbreaking arrangement to have two Malaysian coaches working day-to-day at a professional club in London. But it won't be the first taste of English football for Datuk Ong Kim Swee and his assistant Brad Maloney. The pair, who arrived in the U.K. on Tuesday, are spending the next month as part of the coaching staff of English Championship side Queens Park Rangers. It's a deal arranged by QPR's majority owners, Tune Group, who control the AirAsia budget airline. Arsenal fan Ong became...