IAN Holloway has seen his QPR side produce a series of excellent performances this season without getting the points their displays deserve.
Despite the obvious frustration that goes with that, the R’s boss says it’s important to ‘focus on the process, not the outcome’ as his men target their first win on the road when they visit Bolton this weekend.
Rangers drew 1-1 at Sunderland last Saturday, a game which saw the R’s create numerous chances before being forced to settle for a share of the spoils.
And on the eve of their trip to bottom-of-the-table Bolton, Holloway told www.qpr.co.uk: “The only thing that has not been how we’ve wanted is the points return from the performances we have produced.
“On the road it can be very harsh and you don’t always get things you feel you should.
“I’ve just read a report from the assessor at Barnsley telling me how they missed a penalty for us, and they will mark the referee down accordingly.
“That’s two extra points there. But such is life. You just have to be convinced that what you are doing is right, that things will turn, that chances will be taken and we will get what we deserve.
“For me, the performance levels and the consistency of the application from the players, I can’t ask for any more.
“Despite all the injuries we have faced I think the lads have played fantastically this season. And if we keep playing like we are, creating chances like we are, we will turn draws into wins.”
The R’s have picked up three draws from six away games this term, having taken the lead in four of those fixtures, and Holloway added: “All I keep asking is that our performance levels remain really high, and I believe that will bring us results at the end of the day.
“Sometimes you get what you deserve, sometimes you don’t. But what you have to do is keep going.
“You have to focus on the process, not the outcome.”
The Trotters picked up their first win of the season last weekend, ending an eight-match losing streak with victory over Sheffield Wednesday, and Holloway said: “That result will give them confidence, but it’s about us.
“We have to make sure that if we get in front this weekend we hold onto it.
“We haven’t been able to do that yet but as long as you are creating chances, you will have the opportunity to win any game and that’s what we‘ve been doing.
“Things will feel much better once we get that first away win. Once you’ve done that, you can put it behind you but I would be far unhappier if we weren’t scoring.
“As a group the lads know what they’re doing well and they know what they can do a little bit better. But I can’t ask for anymore from them.
“We are expected to beat Bolton away from home. It’s going to be tough but that is what we are going there to do.”