Holloway unhappy despite QPR’s derby fightback

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Ian Holloway was unhappy despite QPR’s dramatic comeback in the derby against Fulham.

Rangers battled back from two down at Craven Cottage, where Pawel Wszolek’s late equaliser earned them a point.

But Holloway was furious with their defending in the first half and felt they created enough chances to have won the game.

“I’d rather start better, get closer to people and be a bit tighter,” the Rangers manager said.

“I’m delighted with our character, but we’ve got to get tighter to people and not give them so much respect.

“We kept giving it away and when they had it they could roll it around everywhere, so I was fuming. We didn’t get anything like close enough to them.

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“But I took a risk with Ebere Eze and Matt Smith up front, because they’re not the best closers.

“We also need to be a bit more clinical with our breakaway chances when we get them, because we should have won that game in the end.

“Really I feel disappointed that we haven’t come away with all three points.

“We didn’t deserve to be 2-0 down at that time even though we sat off them so much.

“We had a lot of breakaway chances and unfortunately didn’t take them, and I’ll be looking at that. We should have been more clinical.

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“We are consistently making chances against everybody and unfortunately we are consistently not taking them.

“Anyone who wants to argue with me, have a look at the chances created today and see who had the most.”

Holloway also criticised Fulham fans for their reaction to seeing the home side go 2-0 up.

He appeared to take exception to chants of “It’s happening again” – a reference to the Whites’ previous derby victories against QPR.

“I don’t like football sometimes, because people start gloating,” Holloway said.

“You start gloating and then you look the idiot. When it’s 2-0, people are singing and chanting – what is that all about?

“The game’s much bigger than you. You can do what you like, but go and gloat on your own at home now, because you almost lost that game.

“At the end of the day, ‘It’s going to happen again’? – I don’t think so. I don’t think so.”