Q&A With Queens Park Rangers

  • January 28, 2014 | By David Williams
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Bolton travel to Queens Park Rangers on Tuesday night and we have got the views of a Hoops supporter ahead of the game.

After losing 1-0 to Cardiff City at the weekend, Dougie Freedman's side make the long trip to Loftus Road looking to secure a big upset and bounce back from their latest league defeat - a 7-1 reversal at Reading 10 days ago.

In our latest edition of Q&A, we have been over to R's website JustAnnieQPR.com to get the views of Annie. Ahead of Tuesday's game, Annie shares her views on QPR's title hopes and why Bolton could yet string together a late push for the play-offs, as well as giving us an all-important score prediction.

Q: As expected, QPR are flying high this season. What are your prospects of finishing as Champions?

A: I never believed we would be promoted immediately. It was heartbreaking seeing us get beat in the Premier League every week; We simply weren't good enough.

Having gelled more under Harry Redknapp - who I though we might lose in the summer - I am happier with the team. We have settled down and are grinding out results.

I believe we may be up there and hope we finish at least in the play-off places.

Q: After a very poor run in the league, can you see Bolton making the play-offs?

A: As I've said before, this is a very difficult league - mainly because everyone is capable of beating everyone else. It is a tight league and that's why it's so difficult to get out of.

You must be boosted after a close game against Cardiff City last weekend. Reading was one of those freaky results and previous to that you'd been involved in some close games.

You are currently 13 points off 6th, albeit with a game in hand. It's a big ask but not impossible, if you put a run together - although you can start that after Tuesday, please!

Q: Who has starred for QPR this season and why?

A: It's been frustrating starting so many games with one up front, but due to injuries and fitness levels we have been forced to at times this season.

Charlie Austin is always going to be a goal threat, but we play better with two up front - as long as we manage to do that for 90 minutes.

Rob Green has been amazing in goal, managing to achieve a QPR record for most clean sheets. Clint Hill has been a stalwart, Richard Dunne is steady at the back, Niko Kranjcar and Matty Phillips are immense in midfield and Joey Barton - love him or hate him - has got his head together (mostly) and has played some great team football with accurate passing.

I know Harry wants/needs to strengthen the squad, but these boys play as a team - I'm not a fan of relying on individual stars.

Q: It may sound odd, with our current form, but who do you think may turn it on in the Bolton squad?

A: Well, you have a great striker in Jermaine Beckford, of course, and Chris Eagles always plays well against us. I do think it will be another tight game.

Q: Finally, what's your score prediction for Tuesday's game?

A: I am going for a 2-1 win. Heart or head, who knows, but I'm not a betting woman. I can't afford to be, as I'm rubbish at predictions.

Burnden Aces would like to thank Annie for taking the time to answer our questions. You can read more from her at JustAnnieQPR.com and on Twitter - @annieqpr.

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