Football League Daily – Warnock thrilled as QPR Extend their lead

Queens Park Rangers took yet another massive step towards the Premier League this weekend, beating Doncaster Rovers by a single goal to nil. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Neil Warnock declared himself delighted with the Londoners’ latest league conquest: “I thought we stuck at it and everyone contributed in what was a good team performance. Doncaster is a difficult place to come so to go away with three points before the international break is a great result for us. The fans were tremendous and they can travel home happy and content after the way we played.

Warnock, however, is refusing to rest on his laurels; he wisely believes that his side still have more to do before they can be assured of their status as division champions. He said: “I’d love to win the next five games and wrap it all up but I’m sure there will be a few twists and turns before the end of the season.

Two goals from Swansea debutant Fabio Borini not only won the Swans three vital points at home to rivals Nottingham Forest – they won him the praise and recognition of his manager Brendan Rogers. “I know what Fabio is about,” said Rogers. “He has a natural instinct to score goals but his honesty, work-rate, movement and attitude was fantastic.

He’s made a terrific start and you could see the reason why I have brought him to the club. Everyone can see his qualities and talent. His first goal was a sublime finish and the second one was wonderful because the ball came back to him quickly. They were finishes of top players. I’m really pleased for him. We were magnificent and it was a fantastic performance from the team.

At the bottom end of the table, recently reinvigorated Preston North End followed up a first win in 14 with a 2-1 victory over manager-less Coventry City. Phil Brown, having previously appeared somewhat resigned to inevitable relegation, believes this result will give his side the belief to climb the table: “We have to give Coventry a lot of credit because they really came at us in the second half, but Nathan Ellington came on and got the first of what will hopefully be many goals for Preston.

We were worthy of being in front but we let them off the hook and it was caution to the wind in the final minutes. That last-minute winner will give us a hell of a lot of belief and hopefully we can kick on from here. I know what we are capable of achieving but we’ve got a challenge on our hands so I want to keep the players switched on. The players have caught up with the idea of what I want from them.

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