Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink inspired by QPR loss to Burnley

The Clarets were promoted back to the Premier League on Monday.

Queens Park Rangers boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink says the loss to Burnley has inspired him, in comments to the club’s official website.

The Clarets were 1-0 winners on Monday as a second half header from striker Sam Vokes saw Sean Dyche’s men to victory.

The win saw them secure automatic promotion back into the Premier League, meaning they return to the top flight at the first time of asking.

That is now something Rangers have managed to do, and Hasselbaink says the game has inspired him to ensure his side copy the Clarets success next season.

“We need to learn from it [the loss], and look at them and where they’re going,” he told qpr.co.uk.

“That’s what we want – that’s the strong unit we want to become. Today has inspired me. You want to play at the highest level, with something at stake in matches.”

“You want to see stadiums full. You want to have a great atmosphere. You want to be able to play in a very hostile and difficult situation. We can take a lot of positives from this game.”

Whether QPR can compete for automatic promotion though, remains to be seen, with the competition likely to be fierce.

Aston Villa will be keen to bounce back immediately next season, and any of the other two relegation threatened sides, Sunderland, Norwich or Newcastle will also provide stern competition.

Add in those sides that fail to get promotion this year also, and QPR will face a bigger fight than ever to emulate Burnley’s achievement next season.

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