Ian Holloway predicts QPR-Preston, suggests the tipping point for Ramsey sacking

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Queens Park Rangers face Preston in the second tier this weekend.

Ian Holloway has backed QPR to beat Preston North End in the Championship this weekend, according to his regular Sky Sports predictions column.

And he has also explained what he thought the tipping point was for Chris Ramsey's sacking at Loftus Road.

The R's dismissed their manager recently after a 'change in expectations' had not been met by the coach and Holloway feels losing to Brentford was pivotal for Ramsey.

Holloway told Sky Sports: "Chris Ramsey didn't deserve the sack but that's football and as a big QPR supporter, having played for them and managed them, I am more than happy with Neil Warnock at the helm at the moment. The Brentford result was probably the tipping point for Chris. It would have hurt the supporters."

It's hard to argue that Brentford's win over QPR was effectively the last straw for Ramsey. The R's' dour performance in that local derby did no favours for the now sacked manager.

But the 4-0 loss in another west London derby - against Fulham - was even worse.

QPR fans will no doubt hope Neil Warnock can do as he promises and steady the ship with a few wins, first of all against Preston. It is genuinely difficult to see any kind of consistent success at Loftus Road, though.

But, as several managerial changes have shown so far this season, if the right man succeeds Ramsey, the QPR squad will be lifted - and could even be used correctly. Fancy that...

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