QPR manager Ian Holloway says he is keen to give opportunities to his existing players, as he continues to be impressed with the attitude and work ethic they show behind the scenes.

Although the Hoops’ boss has made it clear that he wants to add to his squad, he’s also delighted at being able to re-introduce what is effectively two “new signings” into his squad, in the shape of Steven Caulker and Ariel Borysiuk.

He said: “We’ve got a big meeting today about where we are and who might be available.

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“We’ll get ahead of the game eventually – Gary has only just come in.

“No-one’s to blame for that. I don’t know why fans look at that. It’s not about who you sign it’s about who we’ve already got.”

Both Caulker and Borysiuk looked like their days at Loftus Road were numbered under Ian Holloway, but he said he is delighted with the efforts being made by both players to work their way back into contention for a first team place.

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He said: “I’ve got Borysiuk back and he’s like a new signing for me. He’s fitter and healthier than he was last year. That’s a Polish international.

“I’m delighted with how he’s showing me how he wants to play for us. I didn’t really give him that chance last year, did I?”

As for Caulker, the defender’s troubles off the field have been well-publicised, but after welcoming him back into the first team set-up, Holloway says he feels fortunate to work with a player of his ability.

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“Now he is in a fantastic place and he wants to come back and he wants to work and I can’t believe that I’m the lucky person who will get to work with him. The lads feel the same way.”