Tony Fernandes' advice is spot on - here's how QPR must improve

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The Queens Park Rangers chairman was already looking ahead after the 2-0 win over Burnley.

Tony Fernandes has usually exuded plenty of positivity after QPR games this season. Usually too much - he has been made to look like a laid back chairman, perhaps even a pushover, simply citing 'bad luck' every time the R's have lost.

But, with QPR's recent upturn in form, the chairman's positive attitude has been vindicated. And things has even come full circle.

Indeed, after yesterday's 2-0 win over Burnley, Fernandes was offering ways for the west London side to improve.

And the Malaysian is spot on.

QPR home form: P8 W4 D2 L2

QPR away form: P7 W0 D0 L7

At Loftus Road, the R's record is so strong that only five teams in the whole of the Premier League have won more home games than them (at the time of writing, West Ham have won as many, should they have beaten Swansea, it will only be six...).

For a side 17th in the table, that is mightily impressive. Needless to say, it is impossible to have fared worse than QPR on the road...

As Fernandes says, Rangers need to play will less fear on their travels - but far more defensive solidity at the same time. Their limp performances at Manchester United and Tottenham were completely unacceptable. They fared better when they narrowly lost at Stamford Bridge but were again incapable of producing a strong enough display at Swansea earlier this week.

In west London, QPR are buoyed by a fantastic home crowd. But now it's time Harry Redknapp produced away from home, as that record may well relegate QPR all by itself. Redknapp has never been known for his ability to shut up shop - but old dogs need to learn new tricks.

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