Ian Holloway has asked QPR fans to give Conor Washington a chance to regain form.

The QPR boss reckons the pressure and general discontent with the £2 million man signed from Peterborough a year ago is one of the reasons he’s delivered just three Championship goals since then.

Ollie is worried one of his forwards will go the way of Ben Gladwin - sent on loan to Swindon, because he couldn’t deal with the jeers coming from the Loftus Road stands.

“I don't feel he could ever score for us if our crowd keep on chanting at him , like they were when I gave him a chance,” Holloway said of Gladwin.

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“If you had a teacher at school who yelled at you "you're crap, you're rubbish" could you achieve anything?

“I don't think so. It's all I heard, it was unfair and I got to loan him back and I gave him a chance to go back to where he came from.”

Washington deserves a better fate, added the Rs manager.

“He's a huge part of my plans, I just want people to be patient.

“I don't mind you're paying your money and you like certain people, but shout at the ones you do like.

“It would make my job easier instead of having to pick them up off the goddamn floor, I had to back him up from his braces a couple of times. Why is that?

"I believe that everyone deserves a chance, if you ruin that chance you're got to go, is he that bad?

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“I don't think so. Has he got a chance here, I don't know if people are taking to him like that. So I asked you to help me when you first came here, I think you did.”

Washington was back in the team as a sub in Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Fulham after recovering from a soleus (calf) muscle injury.

A terrific right-foot drive had Fulham keeper David Button clutching on at the second attempt - but still no goal to add to his meagre tally.

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