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Warburton relishes ‘sweet’ QPR victory


Mark Warburton has said that QPR’s latest victory over Bristol City is the perfect way to end 2021.

The Rangers, who were without injured Andre Gray and Ilias Chair and could name only five players from their bench, were poor for much of the game against the lowly Robins, who were reduced to 10 men early in the second half. -time, before Yoann Barbet gets up. enter Stefan Johansen’s corner in stoppage time.

“One of the boys after the game was complaining that we didn’t play well, but the last time we played them we played really well and had something like 27 shots, had 78% possession, but lost the game 2-1, ”said boss Warburton.

“Tonight we were way below our best, but to come away with three points is very nice.”

Sam Field has played his first 90 minutes since April and Warburton has said he and Luke Amos deserve credit for their performances after being on the sidelines for so long.

“I mentioned these two boys in the locker room. Also Dom Ball, who was on the bench but didn’t come on but couldn’t train and took antibiotics for a lung infection, ”Warburton said.

“Luke and Sam were awesome, we got 90 minutes from Charlie (Austin) – all over the park, we deserve a lot of credit.

“Lee Wallace shouldn’t have played tonight if I’m telling the truth. I had to take him off after an hour to try and save him for Sunday in Birmingham. Right now we’re just juggling.

“It was a very pleasant victory, and doing it in front of the away team – I didn’t expect so many QPR fans to be here if I’m honest – it’s a huge effort from get here just before New Years Eve with no train to London.

“To get this result in front of the fans and to show that desire is really lovely. “