Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has admitted he still loves Leeds United "enormously" ahead of taking his QPR side to Elland Road for a Championship fixture this evening.

Hasselbaink was linked with the Leeds job earlier this season, but ended up leaving League One outfit Burton to take charge at Loftus Road, accepting the challenge of leading QPR back into the Premier League.

As a player he turned out at Leeds from 1997 to 1999, finding the back of the net on a regular basis and building a rapport with the Whites faithful.

And playing at Elland Road for Leeds made its mark on Hasselbaink, who admits he still very much loves the Yorkshire giants, though that won't stop him wanting his QPR side to take all three points tonight.

The Dutchman said via his club's site: "I have got fond memories from my time there.


"I love the club enormously so I am going back there with a smile – but let’s not get things twisted, I want to get the right result there and show we are a strong force", Hasselbaink continued.

"After the game, we shake hands and we move on."

Hasselbaink's QPR side will be taking on a wounded Leeds team that are smarting from having lost their last two Championship matches in a row, with both games being Yorkshire derbies, against Huddersfield Town and Rotherham United, respectively.

The earlier game between the two sides this season was won 1-0 by QPR at Loftus Road in November.