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JUNIOR’S SAINTS ASSESSMENT

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09:58 19th November 2012

by @OfficialQPR

Hoilett looks back at Southampton defeat …

JUNIOR Hoilett was brutally honest in his assessment of Saturday’s defeat to Southampton, labelling the R’s first half performance as ‘just not good enough.’

Hoilett bagged Rangers’ consolation in our 3-1 defeat to the Saints at Loftus Road, but it mattered little, as Mark Hughes’s side saw their winless sequence stretch to 12 games.

"The first half just wasn't good enough,” Hoilett told www.qpr.co.uk.

"We came out second to everything and that's not acceptable.

"We got a rollocking from the manager at half-time. We came out strong in the second half, but we left ourselves with too much to do to get ourselves back into the game.

"We've just got to look to the next game now and push on from here.”

Trailing 2-0 at the break to goals from Rickie Lambert and Jason Puncheon, Rangers briefly rallied at the start of the second period, with Hoilett’s 49th minute header from an Adel Taarabt cross halving the deficit.

But it was Southampton who went on to grab the all-important fourth goal of the game, with an Anton Ferdinand own goal sealing victory for Nigel Adkins men.

"The goal means nothing to me personally,” said Hoilett.

“It's a team sport and when you're going through a tough time like we are you can't personally take anything from scoring in a defeat.”

Hoilett added: "Everybody in the dressing room was hugely disappointed with the result.

"We're all really disappointed and frustrated with how things are going at the moment, but we will work hard to put it right.

"I can understand the fans' frustrations. We're as frustrated as they are because we want to change this around and climb the table.

"We've got to stick together as a team.

"The next one is a tough one against Manchester United but we need to treat it like any other.

"We need to work hard in training this week as a team and be ready for Old Trafford.”

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