With an opening day win under new Queens Park Rangers manager Mark Warburton’s belt, we went into the second clash of the year earlier today, as we hosted newly relegated side Huddersfield Town at Loftus Road.
With plenty of arrivals over the summer before Thursday’s transfer window deadline came to a close, late signing Nahki Wells had to settle for a spot on the bench, but optimism was high.
It was another solid performance from Warburton’s charges, and we better dominated the ball and created 17 chances overall. Sadly we couldn’t make those chances count and got a paltry five on target, but having fallen behind in the second half to a penalty, Grant Hall levelled up within the final ten minutes to ensure we took a point.
Improvements, but plenty more to be made.
Speaking to the BBC following the game, Warburton told the assembled press.
“We lost our shape for one moment in the second half and we paid the price, that’s level these boys are playing at. We’re playing against a team that were in the Premier League last year. These are not easy games, they’re not going to sit there and let you walk past them. But it was a really great response and we were dominant on the ball, winning tackles, picking up second balls and creating chances. We’re not happy with four points from six, which speaks volumes for the players, and now we’ll focus on Bristol City.”