QPR boss Ian Holloway wants his departing R’s players to get the send-off they deserve at Saturday’s final home fixture of the 2017/18 season.
Rangers play host to Birmingham City at Loftus Road on Saturday, on an afternoon when Jamie Mackie and James Perch could both feature for the last time in W12, before they officially leave the club at the end of the campaign.
QPR’s supporters are under strict instruction not to attempt to get onto the pitch at the full-time whistle this weekend, with any pitch incursion ruling out the chance of the squad going through their usual lap of appreciation routine.
Holloway is pleading with fans to ensure Mackie and Perch, as well as the rest of the Hoops squad, including Jack Robinson and Nedum Onuoha whose futures are still to be confirmed, get their chance to thank the QPR fans for their superb support throughout the season.
“Saturday is an opportunity to thank Jamie and James for their contribution to QPR,” he told www.qpr.co.uk.
“They’re two fantastic pros and they deserve a send-off from our supporters, as well as their fellow team-mates, at Loftus Road.
“More so, it’s an opportunity for us – the management and the squad – to say thanks to the R’s fans for their support this season.
“The fans have been unbelievable in backing us this campaign, in what has been a season of transition, and we want to thank each and every one of them – but we will only be able to do that if the supporters stay off the pitch.
“The police and local authority have made it very clear to us, so I’m hoping common sense prevails and we can all show our appreciation at full-time.”