20 Sep

We take cup spirit into the Championship – Holden

first_imgFormer Bristol Rovers player and boss Ian Holloway brings his Queens Park Rangers to Ashton Gate on Saturday (3pm kick-off); City’s first opponents after the conclusive semi-final second leg encounter with Manchester City.And Dean Holden has spoken of how the inspired cup run – including four consecutive wins against Premier League teams – has created a special spirit among the camp.Following Tuesday night’s clash with Pep Guardiola’s side, the Robins squad has focused on recovery sessions, before getting stuck into their pre-QPR training schedule.Assistant head coach Holden told BCTV: “Going as far back as the first round against Plymouth Argyle, we have used many players in the squad. We’ve beaten four Premier League teams and have gone to-to-toe with the best team in Europe (Manchester City).”Ultimately we’ve been knocked out by two late goals.”The lads, for the way they have approached every game in the competition, deserve a lot of credit. The club and our fans have been talked about on a global scale, which has been great.”Being from Manchester myself I know a lot of (Manchester) City fans have talked about the semi-final first leg (2-1) and they said they hadn’t felt an atmosphere like that at the Etihad Stadium for quite a few years.”WATCH: HOLDEN REFLECTS ON CUP RUN AHEAD OF QPRlast_img

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