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Dowie: A Long Way To Go

Rangers boss Iain Dowie was pleased with the result in W12, however he insists there is more to come from his side.

Queens Park Rangers ran out 2-1 victors over Barnsley at Loftus Road on the opening game of the season. Whilst Dowie saw the result as a positive, he was keen to point out where Rangers can improve.

'Sure, I am delighted with the result, but there is a lot more to come from this group of players." Dowie told QPR.co.uk

'Performance-wise, we were too open for my liking.'

Barnsley took an early advantage in the fixture, courtesy of a strike from new signing Iain Hume. But Iain Dowie was pleased with the tremendous character that his side showed.

'When they scored we got a foot-hold on the match and I was pleased with the character of the lads."

'That was the reaction I was looking for and knowing the lads as I do, I never had any doubt that would be their response.'


Dowie was also quick the praise the contribution of another debutante Emmanuel Jorge Ledesma, the winger on a season long loan from Italian outfit Genoa.

'He has got great talent,' said Dowie

'He needs to learn the shape and the system, but it was a great debut from him.'

The Rangers first team coach also explained the decision to let Fitz Hall take the spot kick which could have given him his hat-rick - however this was not the sole reason why Fitz was selected for penalty duties.

'He was our penalty taker in the absence of the injured Martin Rowlands, and practiced yesterday,' Dowie added

'He scored five out of five in training, and I'll have no problems with him taking another for us.

'This victory is a small step on a long road. It's a long season and we're one out of one on a 46-game ladder.'


Dowie`s first game in charge yielded a victory for Rangers, can the R`s make it two out of two by progressing in the Carling Cup on Tuesday night against Swindon Town?
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