HOILETT CATCHES THE EYE FOR QPR
AFTER last year, QPR fans aren’t asking for much. Just a bit of respectability, players who don’t treat the shirt like a dirty dishcloth.
And whilst this was far from a vintage performance, there were plenty of signs that the class in their squad – much like Newcastle in 2009-10 – will prove too much for the majority of teams.
Winger Junior Hoilett – a monumental flop last year – was the liveliest player on the pitch, all jinking runs and flashing feet as Wednesday’s defenders tied themselves in knots. With little inspiration from an industrial midfield, his ability to fashion chances could be vital to the Hoops.
Wednesday were gritty and certainly unlucky not to win at least one penalty. Barton’s trip on Maghoma looked a stone-waller.
However, Dave Jones will know that his side – whilst dangerous on the counter – don’t create enough chances. If he has any money to spend, a creative No.10 or inventive midfielder would make a huge difference.
I’M THE MAN: Andrew Johnson, left, celebrates after scoring the second goal for QPR. INSET: QPR manager Harry Redknapp watches on crutches