Ian Holloway agrees with Les Ferdinand about QPR fans

Holloway & Freedman

The former Queens Park Rangers manager has echoed the sentiments of the head of football operations.

Ian Holloway says he agrees with QPR icon Les Ferdinand in that fans will need to show some patience with the west London side, according to his regular predictions column on Sky Sports.

Indeed, the former manager and current pundit was one of many left shocked by last Friday's 4-0 derby defeat at Fulham - but he feels boss Chris Ramsey will find the right balance with time.

Holloway told Sky Sports: "It's how you bounce back. Chris will find the right balance and I absolutely agree with Les Ferdinand about the fans needing to show some patience.

"It will be tough this weekend as I don't know who's going to score for QPR without [Charlie] Austin."

Frustration

There is a lot of calling for time in football these days - with Brendan Rodgers, Arsene Wenger and more. What it often sounds like is an excuse for mediocrity, for the same thing to happen over and over again and for the same people to then ask for more time once the cycle reaches full circle. Just look at Rodgers...

QPR is an interesting case. Ramsey hasn't been at Loftus Road all that long but does now appear to be under some pressure from supporters. There are certainly some who have grown frustrated with his tactics and substitutions and respond to the infamous 'time' argument with the suggestion that he wasn't the right appointment in the first place.

At the same time, however, Holloway and Ferdinand are right in that, if QPR are ever to change their recent trend of stop-start success and failure, there will need to be a degree of consistency - and patience.

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