Ollie: We should have won – but I’m proud

QPR boss Ian Holloway expressed his pride following our 1-1 Sky Bet Championship draw at Sunderland – also admitting that his team were ‘bitterly disappointed’ not to come away from the Stadium of Light with all three points.

Idrissa Sylla’s 37th-minute header put Rangers in the driving seat in the North East.

The R’s were also dominant at the start of the second period but, after not taking a host of chances to extend their lead, Holloway’s charges were ultimately punished.

Aiden McGeady’s 61st-minute strike for Sunderland meant that honours ended even.

“We're bitterly disappointed,” Holloway told www.qpr.co.uk. “We got ourselves in front and felt we could get the next goal, which we needed.

“If you analyse the game and the amount of chances we've created as the away team, we're disappointed [not to win].

“It's a difficult place to come, but we aren't getting what we deserve on the road.

“It's a great strike [for Sunderland’s goal], but we're disappointed we didn't put a foot in or a block to stop it.

“The lads have looked a good side today and it was a decent away performance. We feel we should have got more out of it.”

Rangers were dealt a blow before the game, following the news that defender Jack Robinson is set for a spell on the sidelines with a broken hand – picked up during training.

Holloway said that Robinson could be out for up to four weeks, and also commented: “We've had injury after injury at the back, and lost Jack this week. He’s been absolutely fantastic for us.

“But I thought we handled it really well today. Jake Bidwell played at left centre-half when he’s really a left-back. But you wouldn’t have known that. Joel Lynch and Alex Baptiste also did well back there.

“So I’m very proud of my team. Yes, we wanted some more points, but never mind. Let’s go again.

“If we keep doing the right things, we’ll be tough to beat and pick up more points.”

Yes, we wanted some more points, but never mind. Let’s go again.

Ian Holloway
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