Ian Holloway wants experience at QPR, so Ben Watson's return would make sense

Queens Park Rangers manager Ian Holloway

Ben Watson has been frozen out by Walter Mazzarri at Watford but would surely play an important role at Queens Park Rangers.

Queens Park Rangers manager Ian Holloway

With Queens Park Rangers manager Ian Holloway insisting that his squad would benefit from a dash of Championship experience, as reported by the Kilburn Times, who better to target than a former player with over 200 second tier appearances to his name?

Ben Watson may have played just 16 games on loan at Loftus Road from Crystal Palace in the 2009/10 season but, with the Daily Mirror reporting that he could quit Watford in the summer, he could enjoy a far more fruitful second spell.

And QPR supporters should not be concerned that Watson has made just four Premier League appearences all season, all from the bench amounting to a total of 51 minutes. Even at 31, he remains a tenacious and energetic midfielder capable of putting in a tackle or distributing the ball efficiently in midfield.

Furthermore, Holloway claimed earlier in the season, as reported by West London Sport, that he is keen to find a way of shoehorning as many of QPR’s most dangerous attacking threats into one starting XI.

And the addition of Watson, a consistent and hard-working central midfielder who performed exceptionally in a conservative role under Quique Sanchez Flores at Watford last season, is more than capable of providing a stable base in midfield.

Watford's Ben Watson in action with Sunderland's Duncan Watmore

He would also allow Massimo Luongo, the most naturally gifted player in QPR’s squad, to push forward and wreak havoc in the final third.

Therefore, if Watson does indeed decide that he is tired of waiting around for a chance that will never arrive under Walter Mazzarri, he should jump at any opportunity to return to Loftus Road.

After all, he could be a valued member of Holloway’s plans going forward.

Ben Watson (2nd L) of QPR celebrates scoring their first goal

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