Draw may be a turning point, says QPR man

Defender Nedum Onuoha says QPR’s point against Everton could prove invaluable.

Rangers drew 1-1 at Loftus Road on Saturday after manager Mark Hughes stated in his pre-match notes that his team urgently needed to start picking up victories.

They have won just once in their last 15 games and many fans will see it as two vital points dropped.

But Onuoha, who joined Rangers from Manchester City in January and worked under Hughes at Eastlands, does not see it that way.

“I think you have to say it’s a point gained,” he said. “When you’re down where we are you don’t have that many points anyway, so anything you do get you’ve got to accept.

“We’ve got a point against a good side – everyone knows that in the second half of the season Everton always do well. Hopefully this can be a springboard for the final games of the season.”

He added: “There were certain things in those previous defeats we did quite well and some things we did badly, and I think the positives were that we didn’t make too many mistakes [against Everton].

“It’s just a points business now. It doesn’t matter how or where you get them. We will have to be at our best [to stay up] but I think we have the quality.”

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