Nedum Onuoha explains the advantage QPR have over the rest of the Championship

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Queens Park Rangers have one of the biggest squads in England's second tier.

Nedum Onuoha has told London 24 that he believes Queens Park Rangers have an advantage over the rest of the Championship due to the depth of their squad.

QPR have a large number of players at Loftus Road, with many talented individuals having to miss out on even being selected in match-day squads right now. And Onuoha believes that the wealth of options available to new manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink should stand the side in good stead over the busy Christmas and New Year period.

“We’ve got a very big squad, probably bigger than most in the division, so when the games keep coming thick and fast, if anyone’s tired we’ve got people who can come into the squad who are just as capable of doing a job," the central defender said. 

“We’ve got a lot of strength in depth so hopefully we can use that to our advantage in this Christmas period and in the business end of the campaign.”

QPR face the prospect of playing five games in 17 days over the end of December and the start of January, meaning they have a grueling schedule to say the least.

Hasselbaink may have to rotate his squad to ensure that fatigue does not strike, but Onuoha clearly has faith in QPR’s covering options.

QPR go into the Christmas period in good form, too, as they have started to climb the Championship table in recent weeks.

Hasselbaink is still looking for his first win as manager – having drawn his first three games in charge – but he has helped the R’s stretch their unbeaten run to five matches and counting.

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