Date:Tuesday December 22 2009
Paul Hart spoke to QPRPlayer after his opening match as manager of QPR on Saturday. QPR were held to a 1-1 draw against Sheffield United: following a very early strike by Mikele Leigertwood, to put Hart`s boys one-up; within six minutes, the Blades were level thanks to a Creswell equaliser following a rather disappointing mistake by Rs` midfielder Ben Watson.
Hart, however, admitted to being "delighted with the players today.
"We started the game very well. Dipped a bit in the last 15 minutes of the first half. But the 2nd half, we rallied and showed a great desire to try to win. There were some very good performances."
Hart believes that he has learnt something about his players as he watched them in a match situation, as opposed to in training, but was tactful as he observed:"It`s early days and it would be unfair to make a judgement either way. But that`s (playing a match) the acid test!"
"I was disappointed with how it started, in the corners," Hart commented about the Blades` equaliser. "On the challenge, it`s flown off somebody`s arm and gone in.
"But the pleasing thing is that we didn`t go under, we rallied. And in the second half, I thought we took the game to them."
Hart thought we had a good shout for a penalty in the second half"You need those things to go for you sometimes. And we hit the bar at the death," he lamented. "But if you looked at the way the individual performed in terms of effort and desire, I was very, very pleased."
art was also very diplomatic when thoughts turned to the pending January transfer window: "It`s a little early yet for me to make cast-iron decisions. So we`ll have a little look over Christmas and see what we can do"
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Date:Tuesday December 22 2009
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