Ollie reflects on Burton disappointment

IAN Holloway was left to reflect on a disappointing result, as QPR were held to a share of the spoils by Burton Albion at Loftus Road.

After a poor first half, Rangers improved after the break, creating the better opportunities, but the all-important breakthrough goal evaded the hosts.

Speaking to www.qpr.co.uk at the full-time whistle, Holloway said: “It’s very disappointing.

“We had a good vibe here but that’s the first time we’ve not been in their faces, running around.

“I think the injuries have finally taken their toll. We missed Scowen last week, Mass was out this week. That little engine room has been fantastic. I’ve played them nearly every game.

“To be fair to Burton, they ended up going 4-5-1 which isn’t what they usually do. They were more adventurous last weekend against Fulham and we expected them to do that again. Unfortunately, we didn’t drag them around enough.”

He added: “I thought the second half was better but that one little thing, that goal we needed, we just couldn’t get.

“I personally believe we might have buckled before – we lost to Burton last season – so that’s my only little glimmer. But that’s probably one of the worst performances I’ve seen.

“There were a few moans and groans at the end but that’s when the players need you. I don’t think one of them meant to get anything wrong today.

“It’s tiny margins. We kept knocking on the door but we couldn’t take the opportunity.”

Rangers are on the road to Barnsley on Tuesday night, before welcoming Fulham to Loftus Road on Friday evening.

“What we’ve got to do now is sort our away form out,” added Holloway.

“If we get in a lead away from home, which we’ve done a few times already this season, we need to stay in the lead.

“Today won’t be a bad point if we go up to Barnsley and beat them.”

Today won’t be a bad point if we go up to Barnsley and beat them.

Ian Holloway
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