Ian Holloway thinks QPR's performance v Middlesbrough was their best this season

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The former QPR boss is pleased with the west London side's form.

Ian Holloway says Queens Park Rangers played their best game of the season last Friday, despite a 3-2 loss to Middlesbrough, according to his regular predictions column for Sky Sports.

And he feels Tjaronn Chery is 'bang in form' - crediting boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink for getting the best out of him.

QPR have been in good form but were unfortunate to lose to Boro. However, the pundit believes the west London side produced their best performance in defeat.

Holloway told Sky Sports: "I really liked how QPR shaped up against Middlesbrough - that's the best I've seen them play this season. They lost 3-2 but they were unfortunate.

"This should be a game they can win as Charlton must be flat as a pancake after seeing what Fulham and Rotherham have done in recent weeks. I've got to give the goal to Tjaronn Chery. He's bang in form. Give credit to Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink for that - Chery looks like he wants to play for him."

Holloway's praise of Chery is a little bewildering. Before the Middlesbrough game, he was questioning the forward's attitude and suggesting there is still uncertainty surrounding him.

Then, after one good game, he's suddenly raving about the QPR forward. But that's Holloway for you. He probably hadn't watched Chery in months...

His point about Hasselbaink and QPR stands. The R's are looking a lot more stable now. It's key to maintain that momentum heading into the summer and pre-season.

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