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JFH happy with 'fair result'

QPR boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink was happy with his side, after Rangers picked up a deserved point against Cardiff City on Saturday afternoon.

 

In a game of few clear-cut chances, honours ended evens in South Wales, as Rangers cemented 11th spot in the Sky Bet Championship.

Speaking exclusively to www.qpr.co.uk, Hasselbaink said: “I think it was a fair result - and a good point.

“If you look at the whole game – and not just the final five minutes when they threw numbers forward because it was a game they really needed to win – then it is a fair result.

“If we’d have come here earlier in the season, when there is less at stake, they would not have put so many men forward, so you have to look at it in context.

“We are happy with a point here – they have only lost once at home all season.

“I was really pleased with the commitment, spirit and togetherness of the players.”

He added: “Our first half performance was very good.

“Of course I would have liked us to penetrate them a little more, but we were always in control.

“To come away from home and be so dominant in possession in the opening 45 minutes is hugely encouraging.

“They were always going to be better in the second half, but we still restricted them to maybe just one or two shots on target throughout the 90 minutes.

“A clean sheet here is a huge plus.”

Goalkeeper Matt Ingram came in for his QPR debut at the Cardiff City Stadium, and impressed in keeping a clean sheet in his first outing at this level.

JFH added: “Matt came in and played well.

“We really believe in him and we really believe he can push Alex (Smithies) all the way.

“Alex is my number one, but it’s fantastic to have that healthy competition.

“We wanted to give Matt experience of playing in this division – and he showed what he is capable of.

“He showed a lot of calmness, a lot of guts, a lot of know-how and he’s got a really bright future ahead of him.”