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Queens Park Rangers: Idrissa Sylla happy with point at Bolton Wanderers, but knows it could have been more

PUBLISHED: 16:00 24 October 2017

Queens Park Rangers forward Idrissa Sylla (pic: Jonathan Brady/PA)

Queens Park Rangers forward Idrissa Sylla (pic: Jonathan Brady/PA)

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Goalscorer Idrissa Sylla feels Queens Park Rangers were good value for their point at Bolton Wanderers in the Championship on Saturday, and believes they could have taken more from their trip to the Macron Stadium.

After Darren Pratley headed the Trotters ahead in the first half, Guinea international Sylla drew the Rs level in the 78th minute when flicking home a Luke Freeman cross.

It was the second week in succession that Sylla had netted in a 1-1 draw for QPR, having opened the scoring at Sunderland in their previous match.

The draw with Bolton extended the Loftus Road club’s winless run in the league to seven matches, but the 26-year-old feels they could have ended it in the north east.

“I thought a draw was the very least we deserved,” he told the club website.

“We were the better team for long spells in the match and if anyone was going to win it at the end, it was us.

“We believe we are playing well and we believe if we keep working hard, the positive results will come.

“We don’t feel we’re far away from getting wins and going on a run and climbing the table.”

Sylla’s goal against Bolton was a true moment of quality as he showed great skill to find the net.

With his back to goal, the former Anderlecht man delicately flicked the ball past Trotters stopper Ben Alnwick.

It was a piece of class from the forward, but he described it almost as calmly as he scored it.

“It was a nice finish,” he added. “I just had to get something on it and help the ball on its way to goal and thankfully it went in!

“We felt we deserved at least a draw, so it was good to take something from the game late on.”

Having netted in the past two league games for QPR, Sylla will hope to be on target again at home to current table toppers Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday.

And the in-form frontman acknowledges it will be another tough test.

“It’s another tough game, but they all are in this division, as you see every week,” he said.

“Wolves have made a good start to the season, but we have only lost once at home in the league, so we are confident.

“With our fantastic supporters behind us, we are looking forward to it.”


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