QPR head coach Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink believes the same spirit shown against Middlesbrough will reap rewards against Leeds.
Hasselbaink has complained out loud his side is not getting the ‘rub of the green’ on referee decisions, backed up when a cross from Junior Hoilett was deemed to have gone out of play against Boro.
The centre was sound; Seb Polter converted it; but the goal was ruled out, of course.
But just as irritating to JFH were the second and third Middlesbrough goals – both from set pieces.
If you want a reminder, maybe watching through splayed fingers, here it is. It's difficult to know which of the two goals was the worst. Maybe, you will comment below?
The gaffer insists that returning ghost should be laid to rest once and for all – starting at Leeds.
He said: “The most disappointing thing was conceding fromtwo set pieces, especially as it has got better in recent games. We need to defend those well in our next game.
“But the reaction after went a goal down was important. It was good to see the spirit, and we put in a good performance without getting the reward.”