Forward Planning Delights Lynch
Joel Lynch has reflected on Queens Park Rangers' victory over Bolton Wanderers at the weekend and revealed his goal came straight off the training pitches.
Hosting Bolton at Loftus Road for the Championship clash last weekend, goals from Lynch and Matt Smith inside of the final 20 minutes of the game secured all three points for Ian Holloway's side, and with Lynch scoring the opener on the day he told the Official Site as he met with the media post game that the squad had worked on that move the day before the game in training, so he was delighted to see it come off for us.
'We worked on that on Friday, so it was great to see the work we put in come to fruition. Luke Freeman has got great delivery and you always expect big Matt Smith to get around the back and get the first header in, so I just gambled and it was nice to be in the right place at the right time to tuck it away. It felt great to get that goal, but the most important thing was the three points.'
Lynch admitted that the game did more turn in our favour when Bolton's Mark Little saw red for a foul on Massimo Luongo, but he felt it was thoroughly deserved and in many ways it was about time the rub of the green went in our favour.
'It was a good performance from the lads. Defensively I thought we were good throughout the game and restricted them to the very few chances. And in attack, we created plenty of opportunities and on another day the margin of victory could've been a lot bigger.'
He went on to add about the red card, that although it did help, he felt we were the side more likely to take the win throughout.
'The red card might have been the turning point, but I felt we were on top well before that. I think the decision to send him off could've gone either way. It looked a bit of a careless challenge, and the referee was in a good position to make the decision.'
With a midweek trip to Bramall Lane to face the impressive Sheffield United later this evening, Lynch went on to say.
'We want to finish the season as strongly as possible. We're working hard on the training ground to keep improving as a group. Our home form is very good, three wins from four, but we need to improve when we're away from home and that's something we're striving for.'