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McClaren calls for more consistency

QPR boss Steve McClaren wants his side to take their second-half display against Birmingham City into tonight’s match at Bristol City.

The R’s chief is fully aware that his team are winless in the league in 2019 as they head to Ashton Gate.

And McClaren wants QPR to emulate the Robins run that has seen them go 14 matches unbeaten, winning their last eight matches in a row.

“Not so long ago they were in a bad run and falling a little bit like we are but he has turned it around,” McClaren told www.qpr.co.uk.

“It’s 14 games unbeaten, that’s phenomenal. They’ve built confidence and belief and winning that amount of games is a great effort.

“That’s why they are in the playoffs at the present moment and they will have ambitions for that.

“It’s never an easy game there but what I am looking for is that we have a great week ahead of us. We have to react and take that Birmingham second half into the game.”

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Rangers have taken just one point in the Championship since New Year’s Day and lost their last four league outings.

For spells in fixtures against Birmingham and Wigan, QPR have performed well but McClaren is eager to get the consistency back into displays that saw the R’s rise up the table in 2018.

“Everything is a concern when you are not winning,” he said. “I know the reality of why it’s just having to go through the process that everyone else has done.

“Hull, Birmingham and Bristol City have all had bad spells and come out of it. After 10 or so games they are back on a run and I know we are capable of doing that.

“I know we need to start getting points again and I know our performances at the moment have been inconsistent. The consistency isn’t there and we have to find that.”

QPR will check on the fitness of defender Joel Lynch who was substituted in the second half of Saturday’s 4-3 defeat against Birmingham.

“We are checking on a scan on Joel’s back to see if he is right for the match,” said McClaren.

Everything is a concern when you are not winning.

Steve McClaren
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