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Queens Park Rangers: Ian Holloway upset with home fans who left early during during draw with Brentford

PUBLISHED: 10:00 28 November 2017

Queens Park Rangers manager Ian Holloway (pic: Adam Davy/PA)

Queens Park Rangers manager Ian Holloway (pic: Adam Davy/PA)

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QPR manager unhappy more fans were not present to witness late fightback against Bees

Queens Park Rangers boss Ian Holloway was disappointed with the home fans who left early during his team’s 2-2 draw with Brentford in the Championship.

Heading into four minutes of stoppage time at the end of the second half, much of the home faithful had left Loftus Road with the hosts trailing 2-0 to their west London rivals.

Those who were left in the stadium, though, were treated to a grandstand finish, with Matt Smith and Luke Freeman netting for QPR as they snatched a draw.

It was a superb show of character from the Rs to wrestle a point from the jaws of defeat and while Holloway praised his squad’s spirit for battling back, he was disappointed more fans were not present to witness it.

“We keep talking about needing some character here and to keep fighting,” he told Sky Sports.

“My boys have done that. I’ve been here a year and they’ve done it. They kept going and that’s all you can do.

“Half our fans had gone home, so what I’d like to say to them is you should have stayed. Our boys need you, you should have stayed. Why didn’t you stay?

“Everyone who did stay, fantastic, well done, you deserve that too; but don’t go home early. If you don’t want to, stay there.”

QPR had to battle back to earn a point after Lasse Vibe scored twice to give the Bees the lead.

Holloway, though, feels the Danish international’s first came from an offside position, and there were other decisions from referee Steve Martin that left him confused.

“I felt we did very well in the game. We didn’t deserve to be two goals down. If you look at the first goal they get, it’s clearly offside,” he added.

“You talk about penalties, we had one here last week against Aston Villa and they were given one, but I watched all of the football over the weekend and there were probably five or six nowhere near as bad as that, but one was given against us.

“When you look at the game against Brentford, the goalie is off his line, Luke is rolling it in, but their player has stuck his arm out and it’s obviously handball.

“I don’t know what they were shouting about at the end, they felt the referee cost them, but for me, you expect a standard and a level from these boys (the officials) coming down. I didn’t think Steve lived up to it.”

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