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Ollie hails 'never-say-die' QPR!

IAN Holloway hailed QPR’s never-say-die attitude, as Rangers scored two second half stoppage-time goals to clinch a remarkable share of the spoils against Brentford as Loftus Road.

Trailing 2-0 going into five minutes of added time, substitute Matt Smith pulled a goal back on 93 minutes, before bedlam erupted in W12, as Luke Freeman scored moments later!

It was a remarkable comeback.

Holloway said: “I’ve seen a fair few things in my time in football, nearly 2,000 games as a player and a manager, but that was incredible.

“The never-say-die attitude my players showed was unbelievable.

“You’ve always got to believe that you can come back – that’s what makes football the game it is.

“The character we showed was what I expect from a QPR side.

“Their fans were crowing, which I never like to see.

“But they didn’t see it out and we came back and showed the spirit that we’ve got in this dressing room.

“Those fans who stayed to the end got what they deserved, as did my boys.

“It was an incredible comeback, incredible.”

Despite seeing his side secure a point, Holloway bemoaned a series of refereeing decisions which nearly cost his side dear.

“We didn’t get the rub of the green with the decisions,” he said.

“One of their goals was offside – you can see it on the replay. That was huge in the game.

“We conceded a penalty against Aston Villa here recently, which was nowhere near as clear-cut as the couple we had turned down tonight.

“There were two, maybe three, and the first one was so clear. I expect that to be given.

“What could the score have been – what should the score have been?

“It feels like a bit of justice has been done in the end.”

The character we showed was what I expect from a QPR side.

Ian Holloway
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