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Mile: A Well Deserved Point

28 December 2014

Mile Jedinak said that the players knew what to expect from a visit to Loftus Road, bearing in mind the excellent home record QPR have this season but feels the team can be proud of how they came away with a clean sheet and a deserved point. 

"I think you could all see we dug in through the whole game and created enough on the break. It was a really good team performance that saw us have some good passages of play out there.

"You could see both teams really going at it to get the points and we knew today we needed to keep in there and that is what we did and ended up with a well deserved point."

On 21 minutes Jason Puncheon curled the ball around goalkeeper Robert Green but the ball struck the wrong side of the post.  Mile said these incidents show the fine margins that can decide a game one way or the other depending on how things are going for you. 

"Those things can happen and on another day it goes in the net, they are the fine margins at all levels but it was unfortunate that one didn't go in. On a positive note it's great we are in that position to start with. 

"I thought the front lads did really well, Wilfried Zaha is not accustomed to playing up top on his own but went out there and did a fantastic job for us as he kept the two centre backs occupied and that helped the two wingers get an opportunity to run at them in space. Later in the game Fraizer Campbell did exactly the same so we can't ask for anymore from those lads."

Mile thought the game coming so soon after the events of Saturday was probably a good thing as there wasn't a lot of thinking time to be had.

"There has been no time really to think about what has happened, we can't be in a position to be looking too long over decisions that have been made and, of course, they are out of our hands. It is up to us as players to get on with the job in hand and we know we need results to get out of this current position where we find ourselves in the table. It is only going to be this group of lads out on the pitch who are going to change things and today's performance was certainly starting to take things in the right direction." 

On the next managerial appointment Mile believes a quick decision would be best but is fully aware that is not always possible. 

"Would we want to see someone come in straight away? Of course we would, but we’ve been in this position a few times before and we know that decisions can’t always be made straight away.

"Whatever that decision is you need to respect it and until then you keep working hard for each other, for Keith Millen, for everyone else involved so that when someone else does come in it’s business as usual and we can keep that ball rolling."

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