QPR under-23s manager Paul Hall says that winning matches is secondary to his primary role of getting players into the first team.

The young Hoops moved to the top of their league with a 1-0 victory over Coventry City under-23s yesterday, but Hall said that while winning is nice, it isn't what he's judged on.

Speaking to GetWestLondon, he said: "Winning games is always good, it makes you feel good but I'm here to get the boys closer to the first team and get them into the first team, even if it's on loan.

Paul Hall

"I'm here to give the boys careers. I know how good this game can be, so one minute you're at the top of the league and the next someone can pull the rug from underneath you so I'm here to give the boys the basic principles of football, give them good knowledge and learn how to be good players and this is what we want to do.

"I might have looked at the league table once this year, it doesn't really bother me. A few years ago we were right up there but hadn't produced anybody into the first team so I've been tasked with getting players into the first team, we did it last season, we're doing it this season and that's how I get judged."

Yesterday's win could be a sign of things to come for many of the youngsters in the under-23 side as Ian Holloway took a seat in the dugout to help the team to victory, an experience which Hall says will be hugely beneficial to his players.

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Speaking about the benefit of being led by Holloway, he said: "For the players they can understand exactly what he's saying so it's about them receiving the information that he wants to give for them to get that one step closer to the first team.

"If they do what he wants then they'll be closer to the first team and he'll be impressed with them. It's about impressing management and if the manager is impressed with you then you've got a better a chance of moving up the ladder."