Ollie: 'A show of character'

QPR boss Ian Holloway praised his side for their 'show of character' following tonight's 1-1 draw at Barnsley on Tuesday night.

Luke Freeman snatched Rangers a point in the 88th minute with a stunning late strike at Oakwell, after Harvey Barnes had earlier curled the Tykes into a first half lead.

Speaking at the full-time whistle, Holloway was pleased that his sides' efforts were rewarded late on in South Yorkshire.

"I felt we kept going and we earned our point in the end," he told www.qpr.co.uk.

"It was a brilliant strike from Luke.

"He did superbly to work the space and then the finish was out of this world.

"It was a game of two great goals to be fair to their lad. I was right behind it and it was in the moment it left his boot.

"In the end we got our reward for a tremendous show of character.

"Fair play to the lads - I'm delighted with the work-rate and commitment they showed."

The R's gaffer even felt his side could’ve nicked all three points, after seeing a second half penalty shout, when skipper Mass Luongo was sent to ground inside the box, turned down.

"The players tried their hearts out,” he said.

"Sometimes last season we'd have buckled at one goal down but we didn't and that's pleasing.

"Those fans who made the journey, who deserve all the praise in the world, could see the efforts the players put in.

"I'm very pleased with the gritty side we showed to our game.

"I'm relieved we got a point. It was deserved in the end. But I'm gutted we didn't get three because we felt we had a very good shout for a penalty waved away.”

I'm relieved we got a point. It was deserved in the end.

Ian Holloway
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