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Eustace: We needed to be more clinical

CARETAKER boss John Eustace said that his QPR team needed to be more clinical against Blackburn Rovers at Loftus Road on Friday.

A first-half penalty from Danny Graham and a header from Bradley Dack – netted just 30 seconds into the second period – put Rovers in control in west London.

The R’s never gave up, though, and Matt Smith bagged a consolation in stoppage time but unfortunately it was too little, too late.

And afterwards Eustace felt that his side could have made better decisions when they found themselves in dangerous positions.

“We were very flat, although we had some good chances,” he told qpr.co.uk “We didn’t play as well as last week [against Swansea] but we still had some good chances and I don’t think we deserved to lose the game.

“We started the second half really poorly, we wanted to be on the front foot and to concede so early killed the game a little bit.

“The way the lads carried on was good, their attitude was good and they kept working for each other.

“Overall, I don’t think we deserved to lose. We had some great chances and we have got to be more clinical and that is the difference.”

Next up for Rangers is a trip to one of Eustace’s former clubs, Derby County, on Monday.

He said: “It’s just another game for me. It’s important that we prepare properly, that we rest up tomorrow and we know that we are still in a fight. It’s a game that we’ll be ready for.”

One man unlikely to be involved in that match is Jordan Cousins, who was stretched off with a nasty-looking injury early in the second half on Friday.

Eustace provided an update on him after the game.

He said: “Jordan worked his socks off today – as he always does – and unfortunately it doesn’t look good but we’ll have to wait and see on that.”

We had some great chances and we have got to be more clinical and that is the difference.

John Eustace