Behind Enemy Lines: Queens Park Rangers

QPR currently sit eighth after six games in the Championship, an improvement so on last season's relegation battle.

Ian Holloway has the Rs firing again, and they will be looking to earn a play-off berth come May.

Millwall have started well performance-wise, but had a difficult game against Wolves with Jordan Archer producing a number of important saves to restrict the hosts to just one goal.

This week, Lucas Ball spoke to the Chairman of British Rowing and QPR fan, Annamarie Phelps.

Twitter: @PhelpsAnnamarie

Why do you support QPR?

I started going to Loftus Road when I was about seven with my dad. QPR was his local club when he came here from Ireland.

I grew up near Watford and travelled back to White City for home matches. QPR were in the top league then and a leading club throughout the Seventies and I've been a fan ever since, through the good times and the bad.

Now I live back within walking distance of the ground and my dad or I go with my middle son to the home matches.

Ian Holloway had a poor start on his return to Loftus Road. Is he the right man for the job? 

Yes, I think Ollie is the right man for the moment (though I wasn't a fan of him before). He is doing a good job of bringing the club together.

We've had a difficult period and different managers are good at solving different problems. We've had a few who specialised in creating problems…

How would you rate QPR's transfer business over the summer?

We've not been as busy as you have in the transfers over the summer, but it's always good to see some new players come in and shake up the old timers.

I think we might need another forward. Jamie Mackie is great, and Conor Washington when he's on form. We need someone alongside them who's a star striker. I miss Charlie Austin.

But it’s a good squad of workers and sometimes that's worth more than a bunch of superstars.

Which QPR players are key?

Our stars recently have been those in defence. Nedum Onuoha works like a Trojan, for example, and Alex Smithies in goal has been making some great saves. Mackie, of course, is a Loftus Road star and can score, and  Luke Freeman proved his worth at the weekend.

Which of Millwall's players will cause danger to the Rs on Tuesday night?

Millwall's strength will be in its ability to play as a gritty, tenacious team. Lee Gregory also looks most likely to be the one to watch up front.

What’s your predicted QPR formation and line-up?


Smithies; Bidwell, Onouha, Baptiste, Robinson; Wszolek, Luongo, Scowen, Freeman; Washington, Smith

Finally, a score prediction?

I couldn't not predict a QPR win at home. I'd favour 2-1, but my predictions are usually shocking so I'm hoping nobody sees this…

Graphic: @ShedCreative