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QPR boss tips Middlesbrough as promotion favourites

Neil Warnock's QPR side are currently top of the Championship but insists Middlesbrough remain favourites for promotion. Warnock was named Championship manager of the month on Thursday, with captain Adel Taarabt picking up the players' award, after the club opened the campaign with three wins and a draw to lead Cardiff and Ipswich on goal difference.

The Hoops will host Boro, who have made a slow start after being tipped by many to win the title, on Saturday. But Warnock knows his men will need to be wary of the Teessiders.

"I don't think there are any easy games on paper," Warnock told the Evening Standard. "We'll get beaten here and there, but we intend to enjoy ourselves.

"We've scored goals at the right time, even when everyone was writing us off, but Boro are the favourites to win the title, so it will be tough on Saturday.

"You don't win anything in August but we've made a great start. I didn't expect us to get the results we did in the opening month of the season."

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