Ollie: Hopefully we have turned a corner

QPR grabbed a share of the spoils at Ipswich this afternoon and Ian Holloway hopes the point gained is further evidence that the squad’s travel woes are now behind them.

The R’s won their first game on the road in ten months when they beat Birmingham City ten days ago, and Holloway was pleased with his team’s performance against an Ipswich side that have picked up ten points from their previous four home fixtures.

“The players showed some unbelievable tenacity against a very good team,” Holloway told www.qpr.co.uk following the goalless draw.

“Hopefully we have turned a corner now.”

The R’s got themselves into a number of good areas over the course of the game, and Holloway said: “I think for the away team we created a lot more than Mick (McCarthy) would have expected.

“I was delighted, particularly with lots of the first half.”

Rangers were forced to end the game with ten men when Josh Scowen was dismissed on 86 minutes for his second bookable offence.

The R’s midfielder pulled down Grant Ward as he looked to get into the QPR box, and Holloway said: “We got into lots of very good positons but we didn’t quite get the rub of the green and in the end we get one of our players sent off.

“I spoke to the referee afterwards and I just don’t understand it, to be honest.

“I thought he was going to give a penalty as well so I have to breathe a sigh of relief because that is how it’s been going for us lately.

“We have come away with a point and that is a good point against a tough side.”

Jordan Cousins started the game in the middle of the park and Holloway explained: “We wanted to make it tough.

“Mick has had some good results against me recently so I wanted to make our midfield a bit more leggy, and play Luke Freeman off (Idrissa) Sylla.

“Jordan has looked really sharp in training. It has been between him and Pawel for the right wingback slot and he has been unlucky not to play.

“I felt it looked very positive today and the lads looked very comfortable with it.”

After picking up five points from the last three fixtures, Holloway now wants the R’s to build on that with another positive result at Millwall on Friday evening.

“There is a really good feeling in the dressing room,” Holloway added. It’s another little build of confidence, so let’s keep that going now.

“We’ve got another away game at Millwall that we will be trying to win. If we can do that it won’t be a bad little run of performances and results.”

We have come away with a point and that is a good point.

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R's boss Holloway reacts to Ipswich draw

QPR boss Ian Holloway offered his reaction following his sides 0-0 draw at Ipswich Town.