Ian Holloway predicts QPR v Brentford, makes his Clint Hill feelings clear

Ian Holloway

The former Queens Park Rangers boss feels the R's can end an unwanted record during the west London derby.

Ian Holloway has predicted a 2-1 win for QPR against Brentford on Saturday afternoon - despite not having won a London derby in 16 games, according to his regular predictions column for Sky Sports.

And Holloway feels 'fantastic' Clint Hill could be the difference maker for Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink's side against the Bees this weekend.

The pundit and former coach has raved about the 37-year-old, who he believes is capable of scoring the winner from a corner.

Holloway told Sky: "Clint Hill is back in the team now and despite being 37, he's a fantastic player. He's always been a winner. Wherever he's asked to play, he does a job.

"He fights and goes about things the right way. That's what you need. They don't make them like that anymore. We've got to get back to creating more players like him. It's vital to have players like that, especially in a derby match.

"Some players are energizers and some are energy sappers. You have to get the right balance. He doesn't get many, but I can see him scoring the winner here from a corner."

Hill was excellent against Derby County on Tuesday night as the R's won 2-0 - and with relative ease.

Going forward, QPR were as convincing as they have been all season. But, defensively, the west London side were also extremely solid.

Gabriele Angella put in a good shift, scoring QPR's second goal as a bonus. Hill, however, was superb - and, every time he fought for or chased down the ball, fans showed their appreciation. Much like Holloway has here.

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