Ian Holloway has hailed the role of his senior stars, saying they make QPR 'a great place to be a young player'.

The Hoops have prioritised investing in and developing their own young players with a number of high potential stars on the verge of breaking into the first team, and Holloway has praised his senior players for aiding them in their development.

He said: "I’m very very proud of the senior pros, I have to say. You come back here and people talk about money and that’s my bugbear, but it’s about the badge, and I think my senior pros are leading in the way I want them to. It’s a brilliant place to be a young player and I couldn’t be prouder of our senior lads stepping up to the plate and starting to do what I’m wanting them to do.

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"Senior pros taught me how to be a pro, and you can ask anybody in the game.

"Was there a better professional than me? There were better players, but as a professional; working, training, whether I was a sub, if I wasn’t it, it wouldn’t matter.

"That’s how I lived, and that’s what I’m trying to bring to the club. It takes time, but they’ve got to buy into it. All I can do is say thankyou because the modern footballer, how much has he got? Does he really need to be like that? Well how many examples of that did we have. I’m so proud of them.

"The young lads we’ve got here are really exciting and we’re trying to bring the club together."