Neil Warnock claims QPR’s squad is good enough to reach the play-offs


QPR will struggle to secure a play-off finish this season.

Speaking to talkSPORT, Neil Warnock has claimed that QPR have a squad that is good enough to secure play-off football at the end of this season, despite being 11 points behind sixth place.

Warnock said: “The whole place is buzzing. They’ll know, looking at the standard of the league this year, that it’s an opportunity. They’ve got a squad that’s good enough to get to the play-offs definitely.”

The Rs were relegated at the end of last season from the Premier League, and started the campaign with an impressive playing squad.

Many were suggesting that they should easily fight at the top of the Championship table, but struggles in the opening stages of the campaign have cost them a fight for promotion, and a manager.

Chris Ramsey was sacked due to a series of poor performances, and Warnock himself spent a spell in charge at Loftus Road on a caretaker basis.

He left when Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink was named head coach, and the Dutchman has started to have a positive impact at the club, but promotion looks a tough ask.

The Rs sit 11 points off sixth placed Sheffield Wednesday, and all the teams in the upper reaches of the table are currently playing well, and in good runs of form.

Warnock believes QPR have a squad that can get to the play-offs, and on paper that may be true.

However, in this current situation, they will have to make up a load of points on teams who also keep winning, and it is hard to imagine QPR securing a top six finish come the end of this season.

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