Former Rangers manager steers side into Playoff position
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Former Rangers manager steers side into Playoff position

Former Rangers manager Mark Warburton led QPR to a 2-1 victory over Birmingham that allowed the London-based side to climb into the Championship Playoff spots following a good run of form.

Goals from Albert Adomah and Chris Willock helped the club consolidate a solid position in the league as they fended off a Birmingham side who are looking to steer clear of the relegation zone.

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Warburton recently won the Championship Manager of the Month Award for November as QPR embarked on a five-match unbeaten league run throughout the month to further boost their promotion ambitions.

It has been a remarkable turnaround for the Englishman at QPR. In December 2020 they were languishing near the bottom of the Championship as the side were struggling, fast forward 13 months later and the picture has totally changed.

Warburton managed the Gers between 2015 and 2017 with mixed success it must be said. No one will forget moments such as beating Celtic on penalties in the Scottish Cup semi-final or winning the Championship title to get the club back into the top flight.

The transition between divisions was just a step too far for the manager and the squad at the time, with fans believing Warburton would lead the Ibrox side to title number 55, it just wasn’t to be.

The 59-year-old looks like he is back to his best at QPR, and he will be aiming to take them back to the Premier League for the first time since 2015.

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The next five months could prove to be decisive as Warburton aims to manage in the Premier League for the first time in his career.

Meanwhile, a move for Rangers talent Nathan Patterson may actually turn out to be a blessing in disguise for the club.

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