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10 August 2013

Mark pleased with QPR display

Mark Robins was pleased to see his side record their first point of the season at home to QPR, courtesy of James Vaughan’s header.

Junior Hoilett cancelled out Vaughan’s opener as both teams played out an entertaining match.

“We were good today,” said Mark, “It was tough against a team that possesses players of international experience and who have played at a higher level. 

“I am happy that we have got a point from our opening week,” he continued. “It could have been more; we could have got a draw at Forest and won today. We stuck to our task well, but I would still like to see us be more positive in attack. We tried to implement our passing game, but it was difficult. We will keep trying, though, and we will get better.”

Town came up against a midfield packed with international experience today and Mark still believes his side can improve in that area. 

“We got pulled about a little; our shape wasn’t always as good as it can be,” he said. “We need to be more flexible to counter the teams who are clever in midfield. We need to improve our organisation, but I thought our passing and movement was good.”

Town’s cause wasn’t helped by the loss of Jonathan Hogg, who is suffering with an illness. 

“I found out at 12.30pm, which messed up my plans a little! It changed the dynamic, especially as Oscar (Gobern) missed the midweek game with a hip injury. He did his job very well, though, and helped us get a point. Hopefully Jonathan will clear his illness and be back for next Saturday.” 

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