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🗯 “A point is a point… but we were hoping for all three”

Rinomhota reacts to Royals’ draw with Rangers

21 March 2021

Another point on the board. But chances went begging to get all three against QPR on Saturday.

There was a show of character to come from behind; Yakou Meite struck again in the second half, cancelling our Lyndon Dykes’ opener late in the first. But ultimately, midfielder Andy Rinomhota felt that there was disappointment at not getting a maximum return for our efforts.

“There’s disappointed faces in the changing room,” he said. “A point is a point, but we were hoping for all three. And I think we did enough to win the game.

“The first 20 minutes of the second half, we came out strong. We had very good chances to score – plus we had some good opportunities in the first half as well.

“Everyone came out pressing. That’s where we created a lot of chances so I think we’re a bit unfortunate not to take that.

“After that, the game become open – end-to-end. You could see that everyone was getting tired and leggy towards the end, as we gave everything to try to get three points.”

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And now, a fortnight without a first-team game as some players head off on international duty, and the rest remain at home to put in hard yards at Bearwood – getting ready for the final stretch of eight games.

“We will take this point, and look ahead to Barnsley,” Rinomhota continued. “It’ll be key for us to get three points there.

“And in a way, it’s a good break to have. A chance to get everyone back fresh – anyone with any little knocks or niggles can get over those, and we’ll try to have the whole squad back.

“Michael Morrison, Tom McIntyre, Andy Yiadom… we should have them back too. It will be good to have a full squad, going into the game fresh and looking to do everything we can to get the win there.”


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