Returning QPR boss Ian Holloway has a point to prove against Norwich City

New Queens Park Rangers manager Ian Holloway at Loftus Road, London. Picture: Steven Paston/PA Wire

New Queens Park Rangers manager Ian Holloway at Loftus Road, London. Picture: Steven Paston/PA Wire - Credit: PA

Ian Holloway has a point to prove against Norwich City this afternoon.

His last two games against the Canaries were disasters – in charge of Millwall, he ended up on the end of a 4-1 home defeat, less than three months after a 6-1 thumping at Carrow Road on Boxing Day, 2014.

'It's a huge game for me because the last game I ever took was a 4-1 defeat against them with Millwall,' said Holloway, appointed this week 10 years after ending his first stint at Loftus Road.

'I've got a burning desire to get that out of my head.

'I can't wait to have a go with this lot, put them under pressure, try to create chances, win the ball off them, and make them feel that Loftus Road is a real scary place to be.


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'That's my first port of call – I want other people to be scared at Loftus Road, not us.'

The Canaries may be fifth in the table, but they head to west London in poor form, with three defeats and a draw in their last four league outings.

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'We've got to take on a Norwich side who have been stung in recent weeks, letting eight goals in two games – that's not a nice feeling for a team that started the season as well as they did,' Holloway told QPR's official website.

'At the start of the season I predicted they would finish third and go on to win the play-offs. I felt that Newcastle and Brighton would be the top two.

'But this is about us. We've got a tough opponent, but we're going to have that in every Championship fixture.

'What we have got to do is think about ourselves, about how we apply ourselves, get our attacking right and get our defence behind that attack right.'

True to form, Holloway has been a bundle of energy in training this week.

'I feel sorry for my lads,' he said. 'I have just watched Thursday's training session back and it's just me talking.'

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