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BLAZING SADDLERS

Dean Smith

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22:48 28th August 2012

by Andrew Poole

Boss on Capital One Cup clash at QPR...

SADDLERS' boss, Dean Smith's post-match Press Conference was delayed by a small fire in the Loftus Road Club Shop.

"We came here and tried to play the right way," he said once the three fire engines had departed. "We played some good football at times, but in the end were disappointed by the final scoreline.

"Their second goal was a great finish but I felt that we were always in the game. I was really pleased with our attitude and, to be fair, we created some decent chances.

"Against that calibre of player, you aren't going to create too many chances but Jamie Paterson, Will Grigg and George Bowerman all went close. Had one of those opportunities gone in, it could have been a different game.

"The lads were pleased when they saw the strength of their line-up as it was an opportunity to pit our wits against top-flight opponents, which won't do us any harm.

"We earned the right to come here and, as I say, to way that we tried to win the game and do the right things was very pleasing. We must now take this into our next game."

Adam Chambers was forced to leave the field with a hamstring injury which will be assessed on Wednesday.

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