Jim thought away win was on the cards

JIM Magilton admitted he thought the elusive away win was going to be Town's after they took a lead at Loftus Road only to end in disappointment yet again.

By Derek Davis

JIM Magilton admitted he thought the elusive away win was going to be Town's after they took a lead at Loftus Road only to end in disappointment yet again.

The Blues' boss, speaking after Saturday's 1-1 Championship draw against QPR, said: “It was one that got away.

“QPR started better than us and we looked lethargic for the first half hour. We weren't quick enough to the ball. Our passing was sloppy and they knocked us out of our rhythm.


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“We got our game going in the last 15 minutes of the first half and took the game to them in the second half.

“We upped the tempo and upped the quality and had enough chances to win the game.”

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Town went ahead with a stunning goal from Sylvain Legwinski and Magilton believes they should have gone on to win.

He said: “It was some goal by Sylvain but at 1-0 it was till precarious. We have enough experience in our side to see it out but that first away win is still elusive.”

Town have not won away since they beat Luton last March but Magilton is sure they will end that streak.

He said: “We have to keep going and if we play as we did in the second half then it will come.

“The game was a bit five-a-side for me and it was disappointing but we now have to use that disappointment on Tuesday against Colchester.”

Substitute Marc Nygaard equalised for the R's after 73 minutes to dash Town's hopes.

Magilton said: “Their goal came from a ricochet and their lads was on his toes and we might have defended it better although he has finished well.”

Magilton also felt the Blues should have done better at corners and free kicks and added: “That was probably as poor as Owen Garvan has been taking set pieces. He looked tired after his big game against England last Tuesday.”

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