QPR fans have called for Gary Rowett to replace Ian Holloway after just six games.
Get West London’s Facebook page has witnessed a clamour for the former Birmingham boss to step into the hot seat after a horrendous run of nothing from six games.
Ollie called for a bit of respect as Albion spectators suggested he was on his way out. But Rowett, sacrificed by Birmingham to make way for Chelsea legend Gianfranco Zola, made it plain this QPR squad will do well to survive a relegation battle.
His comments on Sky, as he watched Hoops suffer at The Amex, were qualified but clear the current crop is not up to it.
“They (QPR) have a core of players who will work hard and are quite steady; the problem is conceding goals they shouldn’t over a long period of time, and they don’t tend to look a threat – they looked a little bit punchless at times," Rowett said.
He also suggested fetching fresh faces to a club lying 20th in the table during the January transfer window will be tough, but the club still has to give it their best shot.
“It’s a tight window for players,” he said.
“Clubs will be reluctant to let Premier League players go, and League One players might be gambles.
“You bring in players that could upset the balance – but QPR have to upset the balance.”
Co-pundit Keith Andrews, and a former Republic of Ireland international, added: “That QPR dressing room is a mish-mash of three different regimes.
“But players won’t want to leave because they’re on good, good money.
“Am I worried for QPR? Yes, very worried.”
Rangers will stick with Holloway, at least for the time being. Insiders suggested Rangers were unlucky with the rub of the green having well and truly deserted them at Brighton.
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