What QPR manager Gareth Ainsworth said about his team performance after 2-1 loss to Huddersfield.

Gareth Ainsworth, the manager of Queens Park Rangers (QPR), conceded that his team’s performance was far from ideal in their 2-1 loss to Huddersfield. The hosts, Kian Harratt and Jack Rudoni, found the net within the first 15 minutes, while Jake Clarke-Salter managed to score QPR’s first goal. Despite their efforts, the Terriers managed to secure the victory, extending QPR’s losing streak to four games, leaving them in the relegation zone in the Championship.

Ainsworth expressed his dissatisfaction with their start, admitting they began the game sluggishly and with the expectation that Huddersfield would score early. Falling behind 2-0 created a significant challenge for them. He acknowledged that success in football often hinges on performance in both penalty boxes and lamented their lack of clinical finishing and the inability to secure points or even a victory. Ainsworth believed that his team outperformed their opponents in the second half, but it didn’t translate into results.

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He characterized the start as unexpected, emphasizing that, despite potential disparities in quality, some teams in the league might outperform them, but this wasn’t the case. Ainsworth acknowledged they made it too easy for Huddersfield, and despite missing key players, he expected better from his squad. While he expressed confidence in ultimately finishing above the relegation line, he recognized that the season would be challenging.

Ainsworth concluded with a determination to bounce back quickly, urging his team to remain resilient despite their current difficulties. He remained optimistic that they would soon embark on a winning streak and looked ahead to their upcoming match against West Brom with confidence.

On the other side, Huddersfield’s manager, Darren Moore, expressed his delight at securing his first win since taking charge. Despite breaking a five-game winless streak, he emphasized the need for continued improvement, especially in maintaining the pressure they exhibited in the first 20 minutes of the game. Moore praised his players for their determination and highlighted the excellent defensive efforts of Michal Helik, Matty Pearson, and Tom Lees. He acknowledged the importance of learning from the win and taking away the positives from the result.

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