Boss Beale hails ‘big point’ for QPR

Mick Beale described the draw at Norwich as “a really big point for QPR” in light of their injury problems.

Rangers battled hard during a goalless stalemate at Carrow Road, where they were without the likes of Stefan Johansen, Tyler Roberts, Jimmy Dunne and Jake Clarke-Salter.

Boss Beale said: “We came here tonight depleted, so I’m absolutely delighted with the squad.

“That’s a really big point for QPR. It’s also us getting back to what we have been away from home, which is being hard to beat and a threat as well.

“The stats will show Norwich had the ball. But they pretty much had it across their back four, where I wanted them to. It wasn’t like they were playing through us.

“Our tactic was to let their centre-backs have it and maybe their full-backs, and their attacking players not as much, and I was delighted with that.

“I felt though that we lacked belief at times. Overall I’m delighted but as a manager there are always ways you want to push the players.”

Chris Willock returned to action after his hamstring injury, coming on as a second-half substitute and making an instant impact.

Willock fired against the post just after his introduction, again underlining his importance to the team.

Beale said: “Chris has only played in 50% of the games and you can imagine how damaging it has been for us not being able to build around him, because he’s a really special talent.

“It’s important now that he can stay fit for the rest of the season, because he helps us become a stronger team.

“I think the opponents also take half a step back when he’s on the pitch.”