QPR boss Warburton aiming for 72-point mark

QPR boss Mark Warburton insists his side’s season is still alive after ending a run of five successive defeats with a 2-2 draw at in-form Huddersfield.

Rangers came from behind twice to snatch a share of the points but could have taken all three when Luke Amos flashed a free header wide 10 minutes from time.

Amos and Ilias Chair struck either side of half-time in a much-improved Rangers display, which leaves them five off the play-off places with just four games to play.

“It was frustrating to give a goal away after five minutes – we worked on the near post and didn’t do our job,” Warburton said.

“We lacked a bit of cutting edge in the first half-hour but I thought we grew into the game, then we did get the goal and in the second half we looked good.

“Someone said to me Luke Amos could have nicked it, but I thought we deserved to win it.

“We now have to win four games and see if 72 points is enough. It is as simple as that.”

Chair’s goal was his ninth of the season – the most he has scored in a single campaign in his career – with the Moroccan producing arguably his best performance since returning from the African Cup of Nations.

He was deployed in the left side of a 4-2-3-1 formation and appeared to revel playing a wider role instead of the more central position he has adopted for most of this season.

“He drifts out to the left naturally, Ilias, but we have to maintain discipline and that was the most pleasing thing today,” Warburton said.

“They are a good team and they will try and play around you, hence the shape change, but I was really pleased with how we played.

“We kept our shape, forced them to go long, and that’s how we got back into the game.

“I am very pleased with long periods of the game and we now need to win four out of four and see where it takes us.”