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McClaren hits the mark with views on international break

McClaren hits the mark with views on international break

According to West London Sport, QPR manager Steve McClaren has emphasised the importance of the international break in allowing his squad to gel. 

QPR recruited heavily towards the end of August, bringing in a number of loan signings, and McClaren is right in believing that this will give his squad a chance to become accustomed to each other.

The former England boss said: “We’ve finally got that break where we can work with the two strikers, bed in a system and a way of playing that will make us better and better.”

This was with regards to the signing of Tomer Hemed and Nahki Wells from Brighton and Burnley respectively. Hemed got his QPR career off to a flying start, but Wells is still finding his feet.

The international break will provide the perfect platform for these two to forge a formidable partnership that could be crucial in the Championship. Some late defensive signings will also mean that this extra time could prove to be invaluable as the season progresses.

QPR had a terrible start to their Championship campaign, losing their opening four fixtures, but their fortunes have begun to turn with a victory over Wigan and a draw against Birmingham in recent weeks. This upsurge coincided with the arrival of Hemed and Wells, which means they could only improve individually and as a partnership with time.

QPR travel to Bolton next week, hoping that this break would have paid off, as they plan on climbing up from the foot of the Championship table.

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