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Monday, April 17, 2006

QPR 1 Derby 1 - Reports & Comments


Gary Waddock was left ruing a missed opportunity as the Superhoops were held to a 1-1 draw by Derby County. Tommy Smith's left foot curler handed ten man Derby a share of the spoils, after Marc Nygård had earlier given Rangers a 59th minute lead with his eighth goal of the season. "We should have won the game,'' said Waddock. "We had enough chances in the second half, but we're just not firing in front of goal at the moment. "Last year the ball could've hit Furs anywhere and it would go in - but he's just not getting the rub of the green at the moment.'' Despite only claiming a point from a game they deserved to win, Waddock was generally upbeat with the display. "I was pleased with the performance. We passed it well and overall it was much better than previous weeks. "The young lads settled in and did very well. "It's great experience for them to play against an established Championship side like Derby. "Stefan had a really good game and I was very pleased with Scotty. They've both got very big futures at this football club.''

BBC QPR 1-1 Derby ....

- QPR caretaker manager Gary Waddock "I felt we passed it well, created chances and should have gone on to win the game. "I'd have been devastated if we'd have got nothing. But we'll keep being brave, getting the ball in the box and creating chances. "We've got three games against good sides left, so I can have a look at the players and see if they are going to be good enough to take us forward." Derby manager Terry Westley "That's my 13th game in charge, and the responsibility of trying to keep a club of Derby County's stature in this division is draining. "There is so much going on and the club is in a transitional period. "But at least now we know where we are next season."

QPR: Jones, Kus, Shittu, Evatt, Milanese, Ainsworth, Donnelly (Furlong 5, Bailey, Langley, Cook, Nygaard. Subs Not Used: Cole, Santos, Lomas, Howell. Booked: Bailey. Goals: Nygaard 59. Derby: Camp, Jackson, Moore, Nyatanga, Michael Johnson, Smith, Barnes (Peschisolido 64), Bolder (Idiakez 64), Seth Johnson, McIndoe (Holmes 64), Lisbie. Subs Not Used: Poole, Edworthy. Sent Off: Moore (8. Booked: Moore. Goals: Smith 67. Att: 12,606 Ref: T Kettle (Berkshire). WADDOCK -

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