Holloway: I’ll take that performance all day long

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Ian Holloway praised his players for the fighting spirit they showed during their 2-1 defeat at Sheffield United.

The QPR boss was unhappy with their defending in the build up to the home side’s two goals, the first of which came from a corner.

But Luke Freeman pulled a goal back for Rangers and the Blades were left hanging on.

Holloway said: “I want them to believe we can get points, and we’ve got to stop making mistakes – we’ve made a mistake there for the corner.

“Unfortunately we’re not seeing it through. But I’ll take the performance all day long, I’ll take the spirit, I’ll take the fightback – I’ll take all of that.

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“They kept going and we looked bright when we made some changes. We caused them all sorts of problems.

“We made mistakes but we still showed the character I want.”

The result left Rangers 15th in the Championship table, 10 points clear of the relegation zone.

“We’re a long way from being the team I want us to be but I believe we’re getting closer to it,” Holloway added.