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QPR manager Mark Warburton reacts to ‘painful’ moment from Nottingham Forest draw

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QPR conceded a late equaliser as they drew 1-1 with Nottingham Forest at the Kiyan Prince Foundation stadium on Friday night to leave manager Mark Warburton frustrated. 

Both sides struggled to carve out any clear chances in the first half as Forest frustrated the QPR attack but the deadlock was broken in the first half.

Lyndon Dykes scored his sixth of the season in the fourth minute of stoppage time in the first half giving QPR the lead on the brink of half-time.

However,  Forest improved after the break and their patience paid off late in the game as Jack Colback equalised in the 91st minute for Forest giving Mark Warburton plenty to reflect on.

He told Sky Sports: “It’s a very painful goal to go in late. It’s just so frustrating to get to 92 minutes and be in that control and it’s a one-off shot, nasty deflection and nothing Seny (Dieng) can do, so it hurts now but a lot of positives in that second half.

“They’re hurting in there because they wanted all three points but we’ve taken a point off a very tough opponent.”

Colback’s late equaliser now means QPR have conceded six goals in the 88th minute or later in their last eight fixtures.

However Mark Warburton remained positive despite the sucker punch from Forest, as he added: “I think there’s a lot more fluidity. We denied them opportunities and we looked very, very dangerous.

“We had three or four very good chances so I’m pleased for the players in terms of their response but they’re hurting in there now. I thought we showed a lot of character, very good second half performance, created a lot of chances.”

QPR are next in action on Wednesday night, when they make the trip to Wales to face Cardiff City.

The Verdict

The worry for QPR is conceding late goals and it’s something they need to get to the bottom of very quickly.

Of late, they’ve been a side who have been easy to score against and the late goals only brings more question marks about in-game management.

QPR have built a very talented squad packed with experience and youth and if they are to get into the playoffs this season, seeing out games and being harder to score against should be a priority for Warburton as the season heads to the half-way mark.


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