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Ollie: ‘It was the least we deserved’

IAN Holloway felt his side deserved more, despite seeing Rangers come from a goal down to draw 1-1 against Bolton Wanderers.

Idrissa Sylla’s 78th minute goal cancelled out Darren Pratley’s first half header, as the R’s were rewarded for their improved second half display with a point at the Macron Stadium.

Speaking to, Holloway admitted he was pleased to see his charges fight back against Wanderers, on an afternoon when the treacherous conditions made it difficult for both sides.

“We went a goal down against the run of play. We lost two headers. We got that wrong. Against a big team,” he said.

“They’re a massive side and we worked on it all week – but we didn’t defend it well enough. 

“We had a wobble until half-time. The goal dislodged us and our game plan went missing until the break. 

“But then we dominated the second half. We pinged them back for almost the whole of the second half. 

“It was all one-way traffic – the goal was deserved when it arrived. And I thought we could go on and get a winner after that.”

The manner of QPR’s improved second half performance pleased the R’s gaffer, who added: “These lads will never give in. They’ll always dig in for each other and that showed again today. 

“We’ve got to keep plugging away on our travels. We’ve deserved more than we’ve got so far.

“The stats were so dominant from us again today.

“The performance in the second half was incredibly pleasing. Again, we didn’t finish off the chances we created but it’s a point and we move on to the next one now.”

He added: “I feel we’re improving and getting better.

“We didn’t show that QPR soft under-belly that people sometimes associate with our club. The fans could see that again today. We battled and battled and battled to get that goal back.

“We kept going and going. It was a spirited and committed display in terrible conditions.”

It was all one-way traffic – the goal was deserved when it arrived

Ian Holloway