QPR boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink wants to give young English players a chance at Loftus Road

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The Dutchman has taken little time to outline the approach he wishes to take at the Championship club.

Queens Park Rangers boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has revealed that he plans to give youth a chance at Loftus Road, the London Evening Standard reports.

The Dutchman was appointed as the Hoops' new boss earlier in the month, and his approach suggests that he plans to make considerable changes to the way things are done at the club. 

"I feel I have to bring through younger English players. That is how I was brought up in Holland. If I have a chance to bring a young player through at 18, or whatever age he is, and he is good enough, I will chuck him in. I will give him a chance," he said.

"He has to bring something to the team, otherwise you cannot do it and, if you do that, the senior player will have to understand. If they throw the dummy out, you pick it up and put it back in their mouth," he added.

Hasselbaink's plans largely go against the way that Rangers have operated in recent times. Previously, the club - that have spent three of the last four seasons in the Premier League - have spent big in an attempt to bring success to the team as soon as possible. 

However, with the side currently situated in the Championship's mid-table, the strategy appears to have been reconsidered to ensure that, rather than enjoying brief success by opening the chequebook, they are able to grow much more organically by building a side based around a group of youngsters that have come through the club's youth system. 

Although the QPR hierarchy are fully on board with Hasselbaink's model currently, their patience may well be tested if results don't improve in the coming months, regardless of whether the former Leeds striker's structure ends up benefiting the club in the long-term. 

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