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Warburton issues verdict on QPR’s goalless draw at Swansea

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Queens Park Rangers drew 0-0 at Swansea City in the Championship last night.

After their weekend defeat at Huddersfield Town, QPR headed to South Wales looking to avoid a sixth-straight loss on the road.

Swansea were too looking to rectify a weekend defeat but they were frustrated by QPR last night, and R’s boss Mark Warburton was left frustrated that his side didn’t take all the points in the end.

It was a hugely impressive performance from a QPR side which welcomed five changes from the weekend – Yoann Barbet was solid on his return to action, whilst Angel Rangel put in a shift against his former club.

Speaking to www.qpr.co.uk after the game at the Liberty Stadium, Warburton spoke of the ‘pleasing aspects’ of the result:

“You have to be satisfied in the end – to come to a venue like this against a very good opponent, we got a clean sheet, we threatened and we should have been 2-0 up after ten minutes.

“There were pleasing aspects but we do have a feeling of disappointment in the dressing room that we haven’t got all three.”

Barbet, 26, had missed almost four months of football but he slipped seamlessly back into the defence last night. Alongside Grant Hall, QPR looked as solid as they’ve ever been under Warburton.

“He gives us that natural left-sided balance, and Conor Masterson has come in and done well in his absence,” said Warburton on Barbet. “I have never, ever doubted for one second how good we can be.

“We have shown it for periods this season but we need that consistency, we need to be more clinical and we need to cut out the individual errors that we have been guilty of.

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“But you could see against Swansea we were creating chances, we looked dangerous going forward and there is a real unity about the squad as well.”

QPR had their chances to win it last night – Jordan Hugill could’ve had a couple of goals, whilst the likes of Bright Osayi-Samuel and Ebere Eze could’ve knicked one as well.

The verdict

Warburton can be hugely proud of a good away performance last night. QPR frustrated Swansea and again showed that they can create goal-scoring opportunities, but again they were wasteful.

It’s a point that keeps them nine above the drop zone after Wigan’s draw with Middlesbrough last night, and every point is crucial at this stage of the season.


Freelance football journalist based in Sheffield. Postgraduate degree in Sports Journalism, and good experience in digital football writing and match reporting.

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