Ainsworth pleased to see ‘nasty’ side to QPR

Gareth Ainsworth felt QPR’s willingness to be “nastier” was a key factor in their comeback at West Bromwich Albion.

Rangers appeared to be heading for another crushing defeat after early goals from Brandon Thomas-Asante and Semi Ajayi at The Hawthorns.

But they pulled off an unlikely recovery, with Lyndon Dykes halving the deficit and Chris Martin equalising to secure a 2-2 draw.

It was a gritty performance from the visitors, who had late chances to win the game.

R’s boss Ainsworth declared: “We’ve played a lot of pretty football in front of teams this season. Sometimes you’ve got to be a bit nasty, and I thought everyone was that little bit nastier – that little bit more committed and positive.”

Ainsworth also felt his team were boosted by West Brom fans showing their frustration as the visitors battled their way back into the match.

He said: “When the West Brom fans started getting a little bit frustrated with their players you could feel that and that spurred my boys on.

“That’s probably something to think about when we’re at home when our fans are getting frustrated.”