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Monday, December 19, 2005

Holloway's Post Match Comments

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Holloway's Post Match Assessment

Ian Holloway was in a philosophical mood after seeing his Rangers side lose to an 86th minute penalty.
Rangers had bossed the game from the off, but when Simon Royce was given his marching orders for bringing down Gary McSheffrey, Coventry had a golden opportunity to seal the game.
They did just that with McSheffrey converting from the spot, but despite coming so close to winning, Holloway was calm and composed.
"I thought we dominated throughout but lacked the cutting edge. That's football and our lads have found out the hard way tonight.
"I'll admit it was a penalty but never in a million years is that a sending off - certainly not to the letter of the law anyway. Evatt was catching him and covering
"But it was sloppy on our part because we conceded possession from our own throw-in and you just can't afford to do that at this level."
Ollie summed up the mood in the dressing room immediately after the game.
"The lads are gutted in the changing room and rightly so. We lacked the final ball but that was understandable given those we've got out injured at the moment."
With Simon Royce and Georges Santos now due to miss the Brighton game and with only Paul Furlong looking to be back, it will be a tough festive period.
"We can't go into the loan market for players anymore and I'd have certainly been in for some players this week if the circumstances were different.
"Our final third play wasn't good enough on the night and we paid the price. I don't know why we're not winning games at home. We were bright, so were the fans, but crazy things happen in football. It's a crazy game.
"We've got Jake Cole who is a professional at this club so we're not able to bring anyone else in. Simple as that.
"Paul Furlong will be back for Brighton but the others will all still be sidelined.''http://www.qpr.premiumtv.co.uk/page/News/NewsDetail/0,,10373~757600,00.html


QPR boss Ian Holloway:"Coventry had one shot - that was the penalty - and they scored a goal. I think they have had their Christmas present early.
"This is a results business and you need to win at home. Unfortunately we cannot buy a win at home at the moment.
"Stefan Moore's my only striker. Paul Furlong's suspensions have cost us."

Coventry boss Micky Adams:"Whether or not we deserved that is debatable but we'll take it. I'm not sure either side deserved to get all three points.
"My keeper certainly wasn't troubled and Royce wasn't either. We stood firm and got a bit of luck at the end.
"We didn't come to be defensive. QPR forced us backwards without creating too much. Then we had a lucky break."

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