Queens Park Rangers closed out 2018 with a stalemate against Reading at Loftus Road earlier this afternoon.
Manager Steve McClaren’s side were going for a fourth successive win as our fortunes have certainly changed around in the 2018/19 Championship campaign, but they do say in football when you can’t win a game, don’t lose it and it could be a valuable point come next May.
The visitors clearly dominated the ball on the day but by comparison, when we had it, we did more with it as we registered more efforts overall across the 90 minutes and centre-half Toni Leistner was denied twice by the woodwork, so lady luck wasn’t with us for this one.
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The result means we edge one point closer to the Play-Off spots though given results elsewhere on the day and although our winning streak comes to an end, the unbeaten run continues and we have only conceded once in the last four games as well, so there are clear positives.
Speaking to the BBC following the game, McClaren said of the performance.
“Reading dominated possession in the first half, we couldn’t get near the ball. I was delighted to go in 0-0 at half-time. The boys in the second half were immense. We should have won the game in the end so we’re a bit frustrated with that. It took a while to adjust to the changes we made, but once we did that we caused them problems and but for a great save and the crossbar we’d have won the game. We look forward to Aston Villa now on Tuesday. We’ll need the squad – we’ve only got two days to recover but we’ll go again.”