Neil Lennon - Consistency is key

Manager speaks ahead of Wanderers' latest league outing against Queens Park Rangers

Neil Lennon has called for his players to replicate their recent efforts at Macron Stadium on their travels this season, starting with Saturday’s trip to Loftus Road to face Queens Park Rangers.

Remaining unbeaten at home in the league this season with a late equaliser against Brighton last weekend, Wanderers make the journey to the capital looking to secure their first away win of the season.

And speaking in his pre-match press conference, the manager believes that his players are capable of picking up a positive result against Chris Ramsey’s side come Saturday afternoon. 

“We divide the season up on a month-to-month basis as opposed to the ten block strategy a lot of teams have,” he explained. “With that in mind, if we can get a result at the weekend then it won’t have been too bad of a month for us.

“We feel that we could and should be in a better position than what we are, but the reality of it is that we’re fourth from bottom.

“Our away form needs to improve – that’s something that we’ll talk about and look at in the run up to the QPR game.

“I’m the kind of manager who will always keep an eye on the league table, even from the word go – many managers don’t look inside the opening months but I always like to see where a couple of wins can get us.

“It’s still very tight in there at the minute and you don’t want to be cut adrift from the rest early on, so a couple of wins would do everyone here the world of good.”

He continued: “You just have to take each game as it comes and look for the level of performance, which last week against Brighton was very good.

“That said though, our home form has been good whereas our away form and performances on our travels have been very bitty – hopefully this weekend, we can put two halves together and come away with a positive result.”

Set to come up against QPR for the first time since their return to the Championship after just one season in the top flight, Lennon stressed the importance of his team setting their marker down early on at Loftus Road as they look to climb the league standings.

“Nobody is streaking away with the league at the minute though," he said. "You could probably throw a blanket over 15 to 20 clubs in the league and we need to take advantage of that.

“Everybody is capable of winning and losing – consistency is hard to find and as a manager, that can be frustrating.

“Consistency is key however to success and this league will be extra competitive this season.”


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