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McClaren accepts share of the spoils

STEVE McClaren found himself frustrated with a point at Rotherham on Tuesday night, despite seeing Luke Freeman grab a 91st minute equaliser for the R’s at the New York Stadium.

The midfielder’s diving header ensured QPR took a share of the spoils, which was the least they deserved after forcing home goalkeeper Marek Rodak into two incredible saves prior to the leveller as the Hoops finished the game on top.

Will Vaulks had given Rotherham the lead on six minutes before Nahki Wells levelled on 12 minutes.

The Millers restored their advantage just three minutes later through Clark Robertson and the home team were certainly the better side in the first half.

After the break, however, and as the game wore on, Rangers were the team in the ascendancy. McClaren’s men went close through Pawel Wszolek before Freeman and then Ebere Eze were denied by the home keeper.

“It was great character from us but I don’t know how we haven’t won that in the end!” McClaren told www.qpr.co.uk.

“We conceded two bad goals, and I was disappointed to see us concede from a set piece.

“But we spoke about the importance of the bench coming on to change games and they certainly did that.

“We changed the shape and caused them problems. We switched to a diamond and opened the game up, bringing on Tomer Hemed and Matt Smith.

“Their keeper made two unbelievable saves and it would have been a travesty if we hadn’t taken something from the game but I’ll take the point because of the character the lads showed.”

Rangers have now lost just one of their last nine fixtures, and McClaren added: “We want to be tough and hard to beat.

“I feel we have got the balance so we just need to make sure we keep the momentum going.” 

I don’t know how we haven’t won that in the end!

Steve McClaren