Holloway defiant after QPR defeat

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Ian Holloway insists QPR should not feel too deflated after seeing their unbeaten start to the season ended by Norwich.

They were beaten 2-0 at Carrow Road but manager Holloway believes Rangers have significantly improved since being thrashed 4-0 there on the final day of last season.

He said: “After the second goal we looked like a bouncy castle that just went down.

“Hopefully though we haven’t deflated too much from that, because I still felt we looked a lot better than we did at the end of last season.”

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Holloway said he was unable to establish the nature of the injury Pawel Wszolek picked up during QPR’s defeat.

The Pole went off during the first half and Holloway revealed that the language barrier meant he was in the dark over what the problem was.

He explained: “It’s the weirdest thing. I don’t know, I’ve got to be honest.

“We were trying to get it out of him (what the injury was). We even asked his Polish friend (Ariel Borysiuk) and I don’t think he wanted to come off.

“In the end, someone walked past him in our box so I had to take him off.

“He was saying he wanted to stay on but it’s not about him wanting to stay on, it’s about him being injured.

“He was apparently shouting in Polish that he was alright. But if you’re injured you can’t stay on.

“God knows what it is. I’m struggling to get it out of him. I’ll probably find out more on the coach home.”

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Rangers created chances and defended well until a lapse led to Norwich scoring the all-important goal.

“A lot of our defending was good, but that wasn’t good enough,” Holloway admitted.

“Then after the second goal we looked almost defeated and I don’t want to see that again. You’ve got to keep going.

“We had chances, but did we create enough with the possession we had? Probably not.”