Where are the goals going to come from, time is ticking.....

11/02/2013 22:17


It’s not rocket science that QPR need to start scoring goals and making chances count if they have any hope of staying up. The defence has been outstanding as of late keeping clean sheets at home to Spurs, the champions Man City, and our memorable win at Stamford Bridge with Shaun Wright Phillips getting on the score sheet. Saturday just gone was a  disaster for QPR; conceding four soft goals at a resilient Swansea side but have also struggled to score as of late. Swansea have kept a similar eleven throughout the season as have Norwich, this is a key factor newly promoted sides need to do, as then morale and confidence can build throughout the season. Sadly injuries got in the way and disrupted the first choice eleven. Which brings me to two key men in our survival for goals Bobby Zamora and Loic Remy.


Bobby Zamora has missed the majority of the season. On 21 November 2012, it was announced Zamora would be out injured for three months due to requiring surgery on a hip injury. This was a big blow to Rangers as they had already lost Andy Johnson through injury.  Bobby has come back into the squad playing a half against MK Dons in the cup and a half against Man City. He also featured briefly at Norwich and came on to replace Jamie Mackie on Saturday. It took only a few minutes for the big man to score with a shot parried from Adel Taarabt’s first attempt.


I believe Bobby Zamora is a key player to our survival chances and is a brilliant player to have in the first eleven. Play him upfront alongside someone and goals will come, he is one of the best strikers in the game for his holdup play and hard work.  Bobby Zamora works his socks off when on the pitch; he tries to win every header and is always knocking it on. This is perfect for our latest signing; the French International Loic Remy.


Loic Remy is also suffering with an ongoing groin problem which is a bit worrying seeing as we paid eight million pounds for the striker. But let’s not cry over spilt milk. Loic is perfect to play alongside Bobby Zamora, the two would be prolific together; Zamora’s knock down play and Loic Remy’s pace and finishing would bring goals. To do this though we need to go 4 4 2 which has not been done by Rangers all season. People say we can’t play 4 4 2 to accommodate Adel Taarabt. Maybe this is true but I am sure Adel can play either on the right or just behind the front two leaving Granero or Derry in the middle with Mbia just behind. At the end of the day I am not the manager and just given my views on what Rangers can do.  A bit like a diamond formation if you’d like.

Two more Rangers players that could be key to survival as well are Shaun Wright Phillips and Junior Hoilett.  Shaun’s tracking is brilliant, one minute he is attacking the opponents penalty box, next he is tracking back tackling and keeping in touch with the opponent unlike Jamie Mackie on Saturday. Shaun is now in form and confidence looks bright and is growing, he came close on Saturday with his effort denied by the bar. With his confidence growing there is no reason why Shaun can’t pop up with a goal or two.


Let's not forget Junior Hoilett, the forgotten man some people say at QPR, signing from Blackburn in the summer was a great bit of business for Rangers. He has yet to hold down a first team slot with injury and other players being selected over him. Hoilett is a young talented winger who needs to be used if SWP doesn’t start, no offense to the resilient 110% giver Jamie Mackie but these two should be starting over him week in week out, their pace and agility have the experience in the Premier League to create and score goals. I am not saying Jamie doesn’t but these two players I believe can give a bit more to the game which Jamie seems to lack. Mackie is a great twenty minute man to bring on and get a late winner. Hoilett has scored once in the league cup defeat to Reading, since then he hasn’t really been used. We will see a lot of Junior and Shaun over the next few games, two players who could be key to our survival.
Lets not forget Adel Taarabt is due a goal and he will be add a few goals as well, he will redeem himself from that penalty miss, you mark my words.
Rangers find themselves seven points from safety, lurking bottom and holding up the league this is a big task, but we did it last year, we can do it again, let’s do the impossible, let’s prove others wrong, let’s stay up, and let’s get behind the team week in week out.




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