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We have all been under pressure during the week but I was confident going into the game and the players were desperate to do well, and hats off to them.

By Derek Davis

We have all been under pressure during the week but I was confident going into the game and the players were desperate to do well, and hats off to them.

QPR started very well and put us under pressure but, after a nervy start, we regained our composure and added a bit more quality to our game.

It was a great first goal from Alan Lee and Jon Walters deserved his goal because he worked hard. It is amazing when you bring in someone new how your two strikers score.


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If we had taken a bit better care of the ball then we might have scored even more but the three points was the most important thing.

There was every chance that we could have conceded a penalty late on when David Wright was caught on the wrong side and had a little grab at Paul Furlong and QPR will feel aggrieved, although it would have been a travesty for us not to win the game.

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It helps that we have got those monkeys off our back and relieves the pressure a little but we have won a game of football - Hallelujah - now we must crack on again against Hull.

Ipswich manager Jim Magilton

I'm made up to get off the mark. It has taken some time to come but I'm delighted now.

Strikers are judged on goals even though I bring more to the team. I was almost off celebrating before that but the keeper's pulled off a good save.

Every day in training we are getting better. It is good to learn off someone like Alan (Lee), he has played for Ireland as well so he is experienced and it will be good to strike up a partnership.

This is the end of a bad run and, hopefully, the start of a good run. We have played better but this is fantastic to get that win, personally and for the team.

Ipswich striker Jon Walters

We felt we should have had a penalty but we are not going to hide behind a poor referee. We conceded two poor goals, which is not like us. In the past two games we have played with plenty of pride, passion and enthusiasm but that was sadly lacking from one or two of my team. I'm not too sure that they appreciate the consequences of our situation. I have every belief we will get out of it but the only saving grace for a disappointing afternoon is all the other results around us mean the situation is the same, although we all have one less game to get out of trouble.

QPR manager John Gregory

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