Ex-Rangers boss has Championship club in hunt for £180m Prem jackpot
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Ex-Rangers boss has Championship club in hunt for £180m Prem jackpot

Former Ibrox manager Mark Warburton continues his Premier League promotion charge as Queens Park Rangers make it four wins on the bounce in the English Championship.

Ghanian international Albert Adomah netted a late winner away to Coventry as Queens Park Rangers dumped the Sky Blues 2-1 on away soil.

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Once Rangers-linked striker Andre Gray had given the Loftus Road club the lead before Jordan Shipley equalised not long after the restart.

The result follows wins over West Brom, Birmingham and Bristol City and means Mark Warburton has QPR in 4th place in the Championship with a game in hand on those above them.

If the Rs can win this clash, then they’ll go up into second behind high-flying Fulham and an automatic Premier League promotion berth.

Promotion to the top tier of English football is said to be worth £180m [BBC Sport] with Mark Warburton and Queens Park Rangers well in the hunt for the jackpot.

Mark Warburton admits Queens Park Rangers lucky to get three points v Coventry

Despite the fact QPR picked up all three points in the game, Mark Warburton admitted at full-time that the club got away with one after a poor performance at the Ricoh Arena.

“We lacked energy and intensity about our play today,” said Warburton [News Chain].

“You can talk all you like about formations and tactics, but the simple fact is we lost too many duels and didn’t get tight to our opponent, but take nothing away from the players, they found a way.

“You’ve got to come to these places when you’re not at your best and have to win those games or emerge with a point.”

The ex-Brentford manager left Rangers under a cloud of controversy in February 2017 amid links to Nottingham Forest and claims from the Gers that the Englishman had tendered his resignation.

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Despite denying the fact this was ever the case, Warburton went on to manage at the City Ground but never quite made it work before taking the job with the Rs.

Whilst there remains a cloud over Warburton’s departure, the Englishman steered the Gers back to the Premiership and signalled a change in approach at Ibrox after the disappointment of Ally McCoist’s and then Stuart McCall’s Rangers reign.

Meanwhile, Rangers’ deal with Castore comes into focus amid claims of a £42m contract with a comparable European club and new deals with four clubs in Europe’s top leagues.