Queens Park Rangers boss Steve McClaren has insisted his side are “fully prepared” ahead of Saturday’s huge Championship fixture with an in-form Bolton Wanderers side in an interview with the club website.

Rangers head into this weekend’s fixtures still inside the bottom three, but with a decent bit of momentum behind the squad after picking up four points from two games prior to the international break.

“The standard was set going into the international break in terms of attitude and being hard to beat. We were disciplined and organised against Wigan and Birmingham and we’ve used this fortnight to try and build on that,” the former England boss said.

“We’ve been able to work with Nahki and Geoff – Tomer came back on Thursday from international duty with Israel – and the rest of the squad we’ve worked them hard.”

“The first four games were dictated to by the personnel that we had. That changed in the last two games with the addition of Nahki, Tomer and Geoff.

“We’ve now two strikers and we’ve had to adapt to that and do some work on that but hopefully, in the long run, we will have more cohesion and better results.

“They’ve had a great start to the season. The job Phil Parkinson did last season and the achievement of keeping them up, especially after their start, was fantastic. They’ve built on that this season and are now starting to go forward.”

Steve McClaren’s men could rise as high as 16th in the table should they win at the Macron Stadium and results elsewhere go their way.


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