Ian Holloway predicts Huddersfield v QPR, jokes about Charlie Austin's price-tag

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The Sky Sports pundit has been discussing the Queens Park Rangers striker.

Ian Holloway believes QPR will beat Huddersfield Town on Saturday afternoon due to the west London side being on a 'right roll' at the moment, according to Sky Sports.

Indeed, the R's have won their last two Championship games and Holloway feels Huddersfield won't be able to stop Chris Ramsey's men from making it three out of three.

And the former manager also joked about striker Charlie Austin's price-tag. The QPR forward is rated at £15 million and the pundit suggested he would rather sign two Austins than a centre-back for £30m. 

Holloway told Sky Sports: "I think QPR are on a right roll in the league now. There will be some very talented players on show in this game but I think the away side will just nick it with Charlie Austin getting the first-goal - some of his play last week was fantastic against Rotherham. His lay-off for Chery's goal was unbelievable and he's always on the end of things.

"If I was managing in the Premier League, I'd sign him for £15m, it's nothing in this climate. The game has gone so mad that a club will pay £15m for a left-back's right foot! I'd rather buy two Charlie Austin's rather than a centre-back for £30m."

The former QPR boss's views are as charismatic as always but it doesn't seem as though many Premier League managers - or hierarchies at the very least - share his view.

If the 26-year-old is to leave Loftus Road, it won't be until a late bid, possibly even on Deadline Day.

That has suited QPR so far, though, with Austin already the Championship's top scorer on four goals. And, should his future remain in west London, the R's may well harbour real hope of enjoying a strong league campaign.

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