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Holloway eyes home comfort against Brighton

QPR boss Ian Holloway is determined to see his side bounce back from back-to-back losses when Championship promotion-chasers Brighton & Hove Albion head to Loftus Road on Friday night.

Despite recent defeats to Derby County and Aston Villa on the road, Rangers have won their last four home games in W12 and Holloway is in determined mood.

“Can we beat a team like Brighton at the top of the table and lay down a marker?” he told www.qpr.co.uk.

“This is a chance to show the real us, because we didn’t do that the last time we were on TV against Derby.

“They (Brighton) have been beaten recently. They have had the odd bad result. We’ve got to make them fragile if we can.

“It’s a great opportunity for us and one we’re really looking forward to.”

Brighton have flourished this season and Holloway believes they are ‘on the right lines’ for promotion, but he’s keen to spoil the party on Friday evening.

“They are on the right lines and heading in the right direction and with Chris (Hughton) in charge, they look like they’re going to get over the line,” he said.

“But these points are the hardest to get when you’re going all-out for promotion – and we’re going to try and spoil all that.

“We want to try and win this game and give our fans another home victory. Another win at Loftus Road, where we’ve won our last four.

“I want that winning feeling again, which we were enjoying prior to the last two games at Derby and Villa.”

Joel Lynch is again expected to be sidelined owing to a knock sustained in training earlier this week.

These points are the hardest to get when you’re going all-out for promotion.

Ian Holloway