Warburton praises players after QPR draw

QPR boss Mark Warburton praised his players for their response to going behind at Norwich and insisted the point was deserved.

Bright Osayi-Samuel won and scored a late penalty after Teemu Pukki had put the Canaries ahead – also from the spot.

Rangers are nine games without a win but defended well against the Championship leaders – and could have snatched a victory.

Osayi-Samuel had a glorious chance in injury time but missed from two yards out after being set up by Albert Adomah.

“What a response (to going behind) and the players deserve so much credit for the way they responded,” Warburton said after the 1-1 draw.

“They earned the equaliser and at the death had the best chance of the game to win it.

“I’m pleased for the players. They never let their heads drop. They worked tirelessly for 90 minutes.

“We said tonight: ‘Do not lose this game of football. The least we get is a well deserved point’ – and that’s what they got.”

Warburton also defended Osayi-Samuel for his glaring miss in the final moments.


Warburton said: “You’ve got to be in positions to miss those and he worked hard to get there – late in the game on a heavy pitch.

“Should he have scored? He’ll score nine times out of 10.

“But I want to highlight how hard they worked as a team and the credit they deserve for the performance.

“We have to now move on and hopefully build on that.”