Lynch looks back on Bolton draw

RANGERS defender Joel Lynch chose to focus on the positives, following QPR’s 1-1 Sky Bet Championship draw at Bolton Wanderers yesterday (Saturday).

Idrissa Sylla’s 78th-minute effort cancelled out Darren Pratley’s first-half strike at the Macron Stadium.

That draw means the R’s are now seven games without a win but, after Sylla’s second goal in as many weeks rescued a point for Ian Holloway’s men, Lynch certainly wasn’t downbeat.

“I thought we were the better team, overall,” he told www.qpr.co.uk.

“Yes, in the first half we were poor and didn’t really get going. We conceded from a set-play, which is what Bolton specialise in. So that was disappointing.

“But it’s still an away point and we’ll go again. Again, we haven’t been beaten. Now we’ll look forward to the next game.

“Everyone’s still upbeat. It was a positive finish to the game – and we know things are different to last season, when we probably would have lost.

“We had enough chances in the second half to go and win it. We changed our plan [when Conor Washington was introduced just before half-time] and did well. We should have won.”

Lynch added: “It was an impressive finish from Sylla. We’re creating a lot of chances in games at the minute, and it’s just about putting them away.

“Sylla’s taking his chances at the moment, and I think we’re really close to winning games on a consistent basis.

“If we keep doing what we’re doing, I’m sure that the wins will come.”

Rangers now face back-to-back home fixtures, with table-topping Wolves our visitors to Loftus Road next weekend.

Fellow in-form outfit Sheffield United will then travel to W12 just three days later.

“Every game’s tough – and Wolves will certainly be no exception, Lynch continued. 

“But if we play the way we want to play and are confident, I don’t think there are many teams who we should be scared of.

“We’ve just got to carrying on doing what we do best and not let this winless run get us down. Let’s be positive about getting points and continue to build.

“We’re a work-in-progress as a club but, as I said, there’s a feeling in the dressing room that the wins are not far away. 

“I think we can definitely go on a run. I think we’re really close.”

If we keep doing what we’re doing, I’m sure that the wins will come.

Joel Lynch
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