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19 February 2016

GetWestLondon’s QPR reporter on what Bolton can expect from the visitors this weekend

Paul Warburton of GetWestLondon speaks to bwfc.co.uk to preview QPR’s trip to face Bolton Wanderers at Macron Stadium.

bwfc.co.uk: Overall, how would you say QPR have adjusted to life back to life in the Sky Bet Championship?

PW: Not too well, if you listen to fans. There were hopes of a yo-yo back to the promised land at the beginning of the season after the club retained some of the Premier League players from last term. A mixture of bad luck, injury and the unknown has conspired to make the club have a second go at a new-look Hoops - one that cuts costs, is pragmatic and looking to the future.

bwfc.co.uk: How do you expect the remainder of QPR’s season to play out? 

PW: Mid-table. QPR are currently a side with a solid defence but not too many outlets in attack. They, along with four other sides, have become something of the division's draw specialists. 

bwfc.co.uk: How has Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink been welcoming in the hotseat at Loftus Road?

PW: He could have done with a few more wins, but players are wowed by him and surprisingly for a former striker, he has stiffened up the defence. Fans are generally pleased with him and things bode well.

bwfc.co.uk: Who do you think Wanderers should be keeping an eye on this afternoon?

PW: Conor Washington will do for starters. He looks to be a very promising acquisition from Peterborough in the transfer window. 

bwfc.co.uk: After the two sides shared seven goals last time out, what kind of an encounter are you expecting today?

PW: Seven again would be terrific at a time when the cost of tickets is big news. That's the sort of value you would want on a cold February day - but I think you will get better odds on a close game. I’m going for 0-0! It has to be after the Loftus Road goalfest earlier this season.

Paul is on Twitter, @PaulWsport.

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