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QPR extend lead at top of Championship

QPR went seven points clear at the top of the Championship following a 2-0 win away to Coventry. Rangers boss Neil Warnock saw loanee Kyle Walker turn in a man-of-the-match performance at full back and is hopeful of extending the Tottenham players stay.

"I've spoken to Harry (Redknapp) a number of times and they're very, very happy that he's playing games," he said.

"He's not going to get in their team at the moment and the next best thing is to go somewhere he can learn his trade and come up against different wingers.

"I believe, and Harry does the same, that he's better playing games, unless a Premier League club came in and offered millions.

"There's very much a chance (that we'll be able to keep him for the rest of the season). I'll be speaking to Harry again."

Warnock admits it is likely to be a quiet period in the transfer window for his team.

Warnock added: "I'm glad we're on the downhill now, we've played 23 games come today and I'm delighted because it does seem to be a long season so far.

"But at least we can now look towards the end of the season.

"January is obviously important, a few clubs will be bringing players in.

"I don't see too much happening at QPR if I'm honest. The owners would prefer me to bring in a loan signing rather than spend any money at this stage."

Sky Blues boss Aidy Boothroyd said: "There are a lot of positives to take. I thought we dominated the game for long spells, particularly in the first half, but you've got to take your chances when you're on top.

"QPR have got the quality and experience to win a game when not playing particularly well. That's what we want to do.

"We aspire to be at the top, we aspire to be the best team in the league and at the moment they're doing that.

"We said at the start of the season this would be a benchmark for how far we've come and two defeats against first and second shows we're clearly not ready to be first and second.

"But why would we be when we finished 17th, 19th and 21st over the last three years?"

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