Ian Holloway explains why he didn't like Warnock's final interview at QPR

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The former Queens Park Rangers boss has been discussing the west London club once more.

Ian Holloway believes Neil Warnock's final interview at QPR didn't do Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink any favours, according to his regular Sky Sports predictions column.

Indeed, the pundit feels Warnock piled the pressure on his successor by suggesting the R's can go up this season.

Hasselbaink takes over at QPR following the sacking of Chris Ramsey, with Warnock standing in as caretaker in between.

And the former R's boss told Sky Sports: "Les Ferdinand looks to have regained control of the club. I thought Neil Warnock was brought in to help find another manager?

"But in his final interview, where he said he thought QPR could go up, he didn't help Jimmy. I didn't like that."

Hasselbaink's job at Loftus Road will no doubt be a tough one in terms of getting the balance right. There will always be fans who think QPR should be challenging for promotion at all times and there will similarly be those who don't want the club to make the same mistakes as they did when going up last time.

Despite a mixed start to their Championship campaign, the R's are only three points off the play-offs, which gives Hasselbaink every hope of achieving promotion if that's what his brief is this season.

A more measured, patient approach will be advocated by some, however, and that's where Holloway's issue with Warnock's comments comes in.

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