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Clement laments 'flat' home performance

Royals boss reflects on frustrating night at the Madejski...

2 October 2018

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Rangers eked out an untidy win at Madejski Stadium this evening but the Royals boss admitted that although we could have come away with a draw, the performance was not a good one.

"It’s a frustrating evening and I don’t think we played very well. We rallied a bit when they scored, but on the whole it was a flat performance," he said.

"Maybe we could have nicked a draw at the end – one hit the post and a header went just wide, but overall it was a frustrating evening.

"We have had a frustrating start. Recently we have taken some forward steps, but we have followed it up with a backward one. And this is a backward step again.

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"We’re trying to address it. We won away at Preston, then took a backward step when we lost to Norwich. Then we took a forward step by beating Hull and backed it up with an away point at Brentford… and yet tonight it’s another backward step. We have to find some consistency.

"QPR won too many set plays – and if they were going to score tonight, it was going to be from one of those situations.

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"And it was another ball that went in at the front post and we didn’t get to the first ball – and then we’re in trouble, because it’s right in front of our goal."

"I made changes tonight, tried to freshen the team up a little bit because a number of the players were cramping up at the end of the Brentford game.

"But maybe I didn't get the line-up right or make the right changes. I am responsible for that. Overall though, it wasn’t a good performance and it ends up being another frustrating night for our fans."

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