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Steve McClaren remains upbeat despite ‘narrow margins’ ending his QPR side’s impressive run

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QPR saw their impressive run of form come to an end at the hands of promotion chasing Sheffield United this evening.

The R’s put in a solid enough showing at Bramall Lane, but were undone in the end following a first half header from Blades striker David McGoldrick.

And following the game, R’s manager Steve McClaren was keen for his side to move on and start another run after refusing to be too downbeat.

‘There wasn’t much in the game’ McClaren told the official website of QPR. 

‘It’s a narrow defeat, we’re dealing with narrow margins, and they didn’t go our way today

The loss for Rangers brought an end to a fine run of form which had seem them come within touching distance of the play-off places in the Championship, but they were just outdone by United, themselves in fine form and now with four straight wins.

McClaren though was pleased with his team overall, adding:

‘The boys started well, recovered well from going behind, and gave it a real go in the second half. We now move on as quickly as you do in the Championship and focus on Preston’.

QPR’s best moment of the game came midway through the second period when Luke Freeman found space outside the box, but his shot failed to trouble Blades stopper Dean Henderson.

The Verdict

Honest assessment this from McClaren, who won’t want to be too downbeat following a loss at a very good Sheffield United side.

The R’s are in a fine place, and Preston is the ideal sort of game for them get back up and running.

Given their position the last few seasons, McClaren can be very pleased with his work so far this term and will just simply take this one on the chin and move on.

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