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Dann: We Have Chance To Put It Right

27 December 2014


Scott Dann, talking before the departure of Neil Warnock, spoke to us about how it is a good thing that the fixture against Queens Park Rangers is so soon after the defeat by Southampton, following a performance that the squad want to put behind them as quickly as possible. 

"Boxing Day was tough to take, there wasn’t much in the game until the first goal and then once they got that we were chasing the game. We came in at half time, 1-0 down, but still very much in the match and then in no time at the start of the second half we were three down.  

"All the lads are disappointed, we know we didn’t do ourselves justice with our performance. The goals we conceded were really poor from our point of view and we need to address those mistakes and move on to our next game.


"The good thing about having fixtures so quick over the Christmas period is the fact with games coming thick and fast you don’t have long until the next one and we have a chance to put it right within 48 hours"


The current run of form has seen some games particularly on the road give better performances than the end result may have shown but Scott is not able to explain why the better showing seems to be away from Selhurst Park.


"It is a difficult one to put your finger on why we are playing better away from home but it has worked out that way and to be honest we need to start picking up points both home and away. Getting points at this stage of the season is vital so we stay out of the relegation scrap but we are where we are and we need to make sure we are ready to go again on Sunday with a better performance."


Scott got the late consolation against Southampton but even though he likes to find the net at the other end it is not a great feeling when in comes in a defeat.


"It is always nice to score but when you lose it doesn’t really matter, obviously being a defender it's nice to chip in with a few goals here and there but only if they are making a difference to the outcome of games and getting us some points."


The London derby at Loftus Road is the next one up in a busy week of games and Scott believes it is a great opportunity for the squad to put the poor Boxing Day showing behind them. 


"We have to pick ourselves up and take a look in the mirror and make sure we learn from both the defeat and the mistakes to try and put them right because in QPR we are playing a team who are in and around us at the bottom of the table. We all know they have a decent home record but we need to make sure we put in a good performance and the right result to get us going again."


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