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Boss Holloway hails huge QPR win

IAN Holloway hailed a 'huge win' for QPR, as the R's beat Nottingham Forest 2-0 at Loftus Road.

Second half goals from Conor Washington and Joel Lynch helped clinch maximum points for the Hoops - and a result that confirmed the R's Sky Bet Championship status.

"It was a huge game and a game we needed to win, so I'm delighted," Holloway told www.qpr.co.uk.

"That win means the world to me.

"We showed we can win and keep a clean sheet which will give us all confidence heading in to next season."

He added: "I couldn't be happier.

"I'm glad we got over the line.

"We made hard work of it but I'm glad we're safe heading into the final weekend.

"I want to thank everyone at the club for the last few months.

"Yes it's been hard but that's football. There are no givens, especially in this league.

"But we're safe, we're already well into our planning for next season and I'm already looking forward to it.

"I believe we will get better and better over time."

Crucial Goal

With the game nervously poised at 0-0 at the break, Washington's goal just after half-time was crucial, as Holloway acknowledged.

"The first goal was key," he said.

"Conor took his goal superbly.

"When he broke through I knew he'd score. It was a lovely finish.

"The second goal was the icing on the cake for us."

Holloway hailed the QPR fans at full-time, adding: "I thought the fans were exceptional.

"There was a real togetherness about today.

"We needed the fans and they were there for us.

"That shows the togetherness of this football club and that means so much to me as manager."

There was a real togetherness about today. We needed the fans and they were there for us.

Ian Holloway