Redknapp admits need for ‘right balance’

QPR manager Harry Redknapp admitted his team’s display in the 1-1 draw at home to Millwall showed they need to improve ahead of the play-offs.

Scott Malone netted an injury-time equaliser for Ian Holloway’s side after Charlie Austin’s penalty had put Rangers ahead.

Redknapp said: “When you’re 1-0 up in the last minute you expect to see the game out.

“It’s difficult to balance a team and maybe we had too many players who are good when they have the ball and not so good when they haven’t got it.

“When we didn’t have possession we didn’t close down as well as I would have liked. It’s about finding that balance and a happy medium and that’s what we’ve got to do for the play-offs.

“Wigan lost which means we know we’re going to be at home for the second leg and that’s what we wanted rather than the other way around.”

Former QPR player and manager Holloway was furious with the decision to award Rangers the spot-kick for a handball by Simeon Jackson.

Holloway said: “I think handball should be deliberate. It might have hit his hand but was it in the box and was it deliberate?

“If there hadn’t been a whistle, not one person behind that goal would have jumped up looking for a penalty – and I know this ground pretty well. I can’t believe what I saw.

“I’ve had the benefit of watching it six or seven times, but even when watching it in real speed I thought it was harsh.”

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