ANDY JOHNSON BACKS AARON LENNON OVER HEALTH CONCERNS

A former Queen Park Rangers (QPR) and Fulham striker Andy Johnson has backed Everton star Aaron Lennon as he battles health issues.

Lennon is held by the police as there are concerns over his welfare, according to reports. Lennon was involved in an “incident” in Salford so he was hospitalized with the hope of assessing him.

“Police were called at around 4:35pm to reports of a concern for the welfare of a man on Eccles Old Road. Officers attended and a 30-year-old man was detained under Section 136 of the Mental Health Act and was taken to hospital for assessment,” the Greater Manchester Police said about the incident.

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QPR’s obstacles are bigger than what Ian Holloway initially thought

Ian Holloway made his return to the Championship League club Queens Park Rangers on November 11 of 2016 and the English manager has recently stated that taking over the club was harder than what he originally believed.

The first match that Queens Park Rangers played since Ian Holloway completed his return to the club was back on November 19 of 2016 when they faced off with Norwich City and claimed a 2-1 triumph but from there on out things have been fairly underwhelming for the club as they went on to sustain 6 successive defeats.

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QPR TO HOST VILLA

Queen Park Rangers would be hosting Aston Villa in the final game of 10 in 10 on Sunday at the Loftus Road Stadium.

QPR boss Ian Holloway will battle Steve Bruce in the game of tactics if he wants to end the team’s recent poor run. QPR have scored just three times in their past five matches, and they face a tough one when they play Villa.

On the other hand, Villa have turned around their fortunes since Bruce took over. Under former coach Roberto Di Matteo, Villa posted just one win in 11 matches before the former Chelsea boss was sacked.

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QPR backs manager

Queens Park Rangers have issued a statement that they will be offering their full backing to manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink following the allegations made by newspaper reporters that the manager was willing to accept money in exchange for selling players.

The Dutch manager has not denied the talks and said that he was naïve to deal with the reporters. He, however, stated that he did not engage in any wrongdoing and that he was just curious to know where the discussions will end up.

Ever since the Telegraph reveals the existence of the recordings, Queen Park Rangers have opened their own investigation and has sought the assistance of all the different stakeholders. The club, however, has stated that the Telegraph did not provide as much help as they would have wanted in order to investigate the issue.

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Hasselbaink Blames Tiredness

QPR fell to a second consecutive league defeat after a 2-0 loss against Preston North End. Manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink blamed tiredness of the squad as a reason for the defeat.

The team were involved in a rollercoaster ride with Barnsley only a few days ago. The 3-2 game ended in a loss for QPR and this brought their winning run at the start of the season to an end. After starting out the new campaign with a view of promotion to the Premier League, QPR will have to rebuild the lost confidence from the start.

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Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink reckons he can’t be using the formation

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink reckons he can’t be using the formation he had used the previous season if he has to make a change in the forward position and pick Conor Washington instead of Polter.

Polter was the starting forward for QPR in the winters and Washington was just the back up for him. But, after shining in Euro, the latter has his nose ahead for the position and he might now be able to pip his German colleague who has not become a senior international player anymore.

According to Hasselbaink, while both Washington and Polter are attackers, they are not similar. So, if one has to replace the other, the formation has to change to make sure the team is comfortable operating as a whole.

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