Rovers are not paying any attention to QPR’s poor record at Loftus Road ahead of this afternoon’s Championship clash.- Jon Dahl Tomasson reveal

Gareth Ainsworth’s team have won just one of their previous 19 home games and are in the relegation zone following a difficult start to the season.

Jon Dahl Tomasson feels that Rovers must approach each game on its own merits rather than dwelling on the past.

“I am not thinking about that,” Tomasson stated. “I’m considering what the squad excels at and where they fall short. The players are then given a specific plan to address their inadequacies.

“It doesn’t matter if you’re playing Leicester or a relegation-threatened team. It makes no difference if you are playing a team that is winning games but does not deserve to.

“The players always get a very detailed plan on what to expect from our opponent. We have watched eight to 10 QPR games so far so we are well prepared and we do that with more or less every opponent.”

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He added: “They are very good at playing in a direct way, creating chances with crosses into the box and transitions. They have a very long throw-in as well, there is some quality in the team.”

Rovers have one of the youngest squads in the division and arguably aren’t as ‘streetwise’ as some of their more experienced counterparts in the second tier.

That was a talking point after the defeat at Coventry in midweek, with the hosts surrounding referee Jeremy Simpson at times while he was making decisions.
“(Andy Moran’s disallowed goal) was a strange moment, I still don’t understand it,” Tomasson admitted.

“But I think the Coventry players did the right thing in the circumstances – putting on the referee and suddenly things can change. I think that is something that comes with experience.

“We have that mindset that (winning is all that matters) and the players have that hunger to win games.”

Despite recent form, the Rovers boss is not worried about confidence levels in the dressing room and believes positive results are around the corner as long as the side stick to their gameplan.

“It hurts, but it should not affect the confidence because we played well against a good side like Coventry,” the Dane stated. “I didn’t see anything wrong with confidence in that game or the game before.

“I believe it comes down to sticking to the plan, doing the right things, being patient, and remembering that football is a strange game.”

“We all know how quickly things can change in this league, and you have to fight for every point.”

“There are no walkovers.” They don’t exist in this league with the intensity and skill of the players.”

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