Holloway can't hide disappointment

QPR boss Ian Holloway couldn’t hide his disappointment after the R’s fell to their sixth Sky Bet Championship defeat on the spin at Brentford.

Goals from Yoann Barbet and Jota (two, one from the penalty spot) saw the hosts take a 3-1 west London derby win at Griffin Park, as Rangers slipped to 19th place in the league table.

Joel Lynch’s 62nd-minute header was a consolation effort and no more for the visitors.

With just two fixtures remaining this season, Holloway’s men – lingering five points above the drop zone – aren’t exactly safe and, speaking to www.qpr.co.uk at the full-time whistle, Ollie told us: “Unfortunately, we’ve still got some work to do.

“We went from having the best record in the league to not winning in six.

“Five or six games ago, we had one win to get. And we still need it.

“The fans are upset – and so am I. Obviously, I’m disappointed for them.

“Today, we had to deal with how Brentford play, which is very good. They played well, I have to say that.

“I can’t argue with the effort – but we missed the opportunity when we won the ball back. We didn’t break well enough. We kept giving it away.

“When we did get the ball, I was expecting us to counter attack. And when we did get it right, we didn’t score.”

Holloway added: “My dressing room’s convinced it wasn’t a penalty [which Jota converted], and that we should have had a goal [there were appeals when Conor Washington’s second-half header looked to have crossed the line].

“But it’s not how I feel. If the referee says it’s a penalty – it’s a penalty. Likewise with the goal.

“It’s about learning how to play under pressure and think clearly. We’ve got to get back to doing that.”

Rangers now face Nottingham Forest in their final home fixture of the campaign next Saturday.

Ollie concluded: “It’s all about where we’re going in the future. We’ve got two more games to sort it out. We need to be a Championship team again next season.

“No-one cares more than me. I’m trying to win us games.

“We need to get a result against Forest. End of. A win there, we’re in the Championship again. We can dust ourselves down and go again.

“I need everyone to forget what’s gone before. We’ve got to come together to beat Forest at home.”

We’ve got two more games to sort it out. We need to be a Championship team again next season.

Ian Holloway
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