Queens Park Rangers are way behind in the play-off spots at the moment. With 32 points from 26 games, they might avoid relegation to the League One, but, Premier League still remains a distant dream. The Hoops have struggled in every department, including the bluntness of their erratic forward line which has bagged merely 25 goals and this is why they have failed to put their foot on the accelerator. Their defence has been shaky, midfield in a muddle and their cause hasn’t been aided by their strike force.
Ian Holloway must a worried man, and despite his proactive measures to lure Danny Ward, reports have stated that he has failed to get him with his first bid of £1.3 million. The Rotherham striker is in heavy demand in the ongoing transfer window and the matter doesn’t end there. Rotherham have turned down as many as three bids for the front man and it included bids up to £2million. Rejection of QPR’s bid by the Millers leave the R’s in a pretty diabolical situation as to whether they should place an improved bid or look for other alternatives.
The answer is yes, as far as our perspective is concerned. The 25-year-old has been in decent form this season, with 10 goals from 27 appearances for his outfit. However, his aid to the side has come of little help as Rotherham find themselves rock bottom in the league, but losing their prized asset would paralyse the marginal chances (if there is any) of survival in the Championship this season. However, QPR should not be disgruntled with their first bid getting rejected. Instead, they should surge in with a new and improved one.
Holloway has been keeping Ward under his radar for quite some time now, considering the potential the striker has. Make no mistake, he is a dangerous player who scores goals, creates chances and is the central figure in Paul Warne’s tactical nous. He possesses the quality, sharpness, guile and strength to ply his trade in any good side. Also, his ability in the air is worthy of being acknowledged, so is his unparalleled influence in the Millers’ side.
Honestly speaking, he’ll fit the bill at QPR who need a decent striker and a move in the ongoing transfer window to lure him to the Loftus Road with an improved bid will make much more sense than targeting him in the summer, where a lot of big vultures are likely to cash in on this appreciable asset. Holloway should make a move, and make it pretty soon.