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McClaren: We blew Brentford away

QPR boss Steve McClaren said his side blew Brentford away in the second half as Rangers claimed a 3-2 win at Loftus Road.

McClaren’s side trailed at the break but three goals in 10 minutes in the second half saw QPR claim local bragging rights against the Bees.

“We just blew Brentford away by getting the three goals and then defended for our lives towards the end,” McClaren told www.qpr.co.uk.

“We showed great character to come back and win the game.

“In the first half we were trying to force them to make errors, we were just poor in the final third with the final ball.

“I said at half-time to just keep going and keep working hard but be better in the final third.”

And QPR were better in front of goal as clinical finishes from Massimo Luongo, Joel Lynch and Nahki Wells on 50, 58 and 60 minutes respectively handed the R’s a 3-1 lead.

Not even a goal nine minutes from time by Brentford could unsettle Rangers who held on to record their first win over the Bees in their last six meetings.

“They took more risk after that (QPR’s third), they are a good team, they created chances even before we scored the goals. We defended very well towards the end,” he said.

“We said at half-time Luke (Freeman) he needed to be better and he certainly was. The spirit of the team in the dressing room is second to none and today it got us the win.

“It’s a massive win. The place was rocking in the second half. We have a nice break now and we go again.

“We had a blip against Blackburn but you are going to lose in the Championship, it’s the reaction that is important and they’ve given it today."

It’s a massive win. The place was rocking in the second half.

Steve McClaren