QPR forward Junior Hoilett has revealed that he holds West Ham manager Sam Allardyce in high regard, but assured Rs fans that loyalties will not get in the away ahead of Monday’s clash at Loftus Road.
The 22-year-old played under Allardyce at Ewood Park between 2008 and 2010, with the experienced manager affording the Canadian his first competitive action in England.
But, as much as Hoilett is indebted to the 57-year-old, the winger is determined to guide the Rs to their first win of the season against West Ham.
"He taught me a lot in my career," Hoilett told reporters.
"I enjoyed playing under him and he is a great manager, but I'm looking forward to getting the three points off him on Monday."
Hoilett, who joined QPR over the summer after his contract had expired at Blackburn, scored his first goal for the club in their 3-2 League Cup defeat against Reading last week.
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The Rs have taken only two points from their opening five games in the Premier League this season but, despite being rooted to the foot of the table however, the team’s performances have encouraged Hoilett.
"When you don't get your first win everyone is looking for it and talking about it," Hoilett added.
"We are playing well and not getting the results but that is not what we need.
"We need to get the results now. Once we get the win we can start building the belief in the squad.
"It will bring a lot of pressure off us so that's why I'm looking forward to Monday's game."