Leeds United: Hasselbaink hints at signings to build on Leeds win

QPR manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink.

QPR manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink.

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QPR boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink praised his team for making a fine start to the season but believes there is still plenty of room for improvement following the R’s 3-0 victory over Leeds United.

Nedum Onuoha was credited with the opening goal after getting a touch to the ball following an error by former R’s keeper Rob Green, on his Leeds debut. The visitors were better after the break but Tjaronn Chery’s 73rd-minute penalty and Sebastian Polter’s stoppage-time strike sealed a deserved win for QPR.

Hasselbaink said: “It was a good start. Perfect? No. But it was a good start as we were organised and we had control in the first half and especially in the second. In the latter part of the first half I thought they had a better spell than us and brought us a little bit of trouble, although we didn’t give chances away.

“Half-time came at the right time for us but then in the second half we controlled it, had more energy and we played really well. We only gave away one chance really with our sloppiness and it was a good performance where we can have a look and work on things we need to improve and get better at. We need to try to get that consistency and that level of work. There are things to work on.”

Polter was a constant threat up front, but Rangers are keen to sign at least one centre-forward before the transfer window closes.

“We are still looking for that striker,” said Hasselbaink. “Hopefully we will bring some more in, because we need that help and need that competition.”

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