Karl Henry gives insight into Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink's training schedule at Queens Park Rangers

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Queens Park Rangers have shown some encouraging signs in recent weeks.

Karl Henry has told Queens Park Rangers’ official site that the international break has come at a good time for his side.

QPR may have built up some momentum with their excellent performances in recent weeks, but Henry does not believe a break will be a bad thing for the squad.

The experienced midfielder says that Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink’s gruelling training regime has been tough to adapt to, but he expects that, after having a break, the side will be much more refreshed.

“We train hard. Something the manager has done since he’s come in is train us very, very hard,” Henry said. “You get through it and you feel better for it, but having a break is a vital part of it.

“We’ll come back refreshed and ready to go, I’m sure. One thing the manager hasn’t allowed is for us to take the foot off the gas. We’re not going to go down, it’s looking unlikely now that we are going to make the play-offs, but there’s no complacency here.

“He wants us to keep going and keep winning games.”

Hasselbaink made a slow start to his time as QPR manager, but his methods have been much more effective in recent weeks.

The Dutch boss has led QPR to three victories in their last three home matches, and he also helped them earn a credible point against Preston North End at Deepdale in their latest outing.

Rangers good run of form has accelerated them up the Championship table, but they have still fallen short of expectations this season.

The R’s were considered one of the favourites for promotion before the campaign started, but they appear to have no chance of going up now.

QPR are currently stationed in 11th place in the Championship table - 11 points back from the play off spaces.

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