McClaren must encourage unlikely strike duo to improve QPR's form

Eberechi Eze of Queens Park Rangers	  during the Sky Bet Championship match between Queens Park Rangers and Leeds United at Loftus Road on February 26, 2019 in London, England.

Queens Park Rangers are currently 18th in the Championship.

15th February 2019, Loftus Road, London, England; FA Cup football, 5th round, Queens Park Rangers versus Watford; Eberechi Eze of Queens Park Rangers

It is no secret that Steve McClaren is struggling for positive results of late, but the Queens Park Rangers boss should look to pair Eberechi Eze up top with Nahki Wells in a ploy to climb the table. 

Rangers have suffered eight defeats in their last nine and, although Eze is an attacking midfielder by trade, his link-up play with Wells this season has promoted a strong sense the former can adapt as a secondary striker.

 

In the victory over Leeds United, manager Steve McClaren opted to play a 4-4-1-1 with Eze more advanced than normal and it worked better than expected.

Although Eze and Wells did not score, the potential partnership offered glimpses of what could come.

Both players are talented in their own right but, in the midst of QPR's bad patch of form, McClaren must look to sustain a consistent goal threat and Eze playing off Wells would offer many benefits. 

Eberechi Eze of England U20 during the Under 20 International Friendly match between England and Italy at Mill Farm on October 11, 2018 in Blackpool, England.

Wells offers an abundance of pace with a natural eye for goal at Championship level, and Eze has the individual skill laced with natural talent and a partnership would only help him flourish. 

Although the R's main concern is conceding sloppy goals, the west Londoners need to be more ruthless in front of goal and they would soon see an improvement in results. 

Tommy Elphick of Hull City clears from Eberechi Eze of Queens Park Rangers during the Sky Bet Championship match between Queens Park Rangers and Hull City at Loftus Road on December 1,...

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