Massimo Luongo gives insight into Queens Park Rangers boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink's training methods

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Queens Park Rangers have improved considerably under Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink so far.

Massimo Luongo has told Queens Park Rangers’ official site that Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has been working hard to get his players to play the ball into the channels more regularly in training.

QPR picked up a 1-1 draw with Leeds United in their most recent fixture, and the tactic was in evidence at Elland Road.

Sebastian Polter won a penalty after being hauled down by Giuseppe Bellusci in the box, and Luongo praised the striker for being in the right place.

“We work a lot in training on playing the ball into the channel and to be fair, if Seb isn’t there, he’d get a telling off from the gaffer,” the Australian international midfielder said.

“But he was there, and even though he still had a lot to do, he got ahead of his marker, he used his body – he was the big bus that we needed him to be to get in the box – and he won us the penalty.

“Everyone was confident when Chery stepped up – and he finished it emphatically.”

It has taken a while for Hasselbaink’s style to start making an impact at QPR, but there have been serious signs of encouragement recently.

Rangers have put together a strong run of form - and Hasselbaink seems to have made them a much tougher side to beat.

QPR have now lost just two of their last nine matches, but their good sequence of results has come too late to push them into promotion contention.

QPR are currently in 11th place in the Championship table, 15 points behind Derby County, who occupy sixth spot.

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