Neil Warnock credits himself for changing Junior Hoilett's and Matty Phillips's QPR form

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Queens Park Rangers won their last two matches while Neil Warnock was in temporary charge.

Neil Warnock has told Get West London that he enabled Junior Hoilett and Matty Phillips to blossom at Queens Park Rangers.

Warnock took charge of four matches for the R’s following the departure of Chris Ramsey, and he helped to turn the side’s fortunes around.

QPR looked a very solid outfit under Warnock’s guidance, and they won their last two fixtures against Leeds United and Reading.

And the Yorkshire-born manager feels that part of the reason he was able to change their results was because he helped some of their key players find their best form.

“I've enjoyed the banter on the training ground and giving one or two players the confidence to come and play like Junior,” he said.

“I've enjoyed looking at Junior blossom and Matty Phillips. I think Grant Hall has learnt from me. Sandro and Ale Faurlin are as good as anyone in the league. I've sorted out the defence and I know we can score goals.”

Hoilett had barely played for QPR while Ramsey was in charge, but Warnock brought him straight back into his starting line-up.

The Canadian international impressed on his showings in the first team, and he will now be hopeful of keeping his place at Loftus Road.

Phillips, meanwhile, was regularly used in a striking role by Warnock, and although the former Blackpool man didn’t score, he did show signs of quality.

Warnock has passed the baton on to Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink at QPR, with the Dutchman’s first match in the dugout coming this weekend against Burnley.

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