Hol­loway tough on griev­ing Kazenga

Daily Star Sunday - - RESULT! - By STEVE SLOANE

QPR boss Ian Hol­loway re­vealed he dropped Kazenga LuaLua for fail­ing to turn up on time for train­ing on Fri­day.

The on-loan Brighton winger, whose fa­ther re­cently died, was left out of the match­day squad.

Hol­loway said: “I had a player who didn’t turn up on time. We might have needed him but I’ve got to teach him.

“If his head’s not right af­ter los­ing his fa­ther then I’ll sup­port him through that but it’s time to go back to work.

“You’d bet­ter go back to work be­cause that’s what your dad would want. You’d bet­ter be on time, son.

“That didn’t al­ways hap­pen here – peo­ple were al­lowed to come in late and come in when they liked. I don’t like that.”

Rangers re­main un­beaten at home this sea­son but they en­dured a frus­trat­ing af­ter­noon.

The hosts strug­gled to cre­ate chances even af­ter Hol­loway made a dou­ble sub­sti­tu­tion at half-time, bring­ing on re­cent sign­ing Bright Osayi-Sa­muel for his de­but and tar­get man Matt Smith.

“It was the worst first-half per­for­mance I’ve seen,” Hol­loway said.

“We played into their hands. We’re rub­bish at beat­ing any­one we’re ex­pected to beat.

“I made what I thought were pos­i­tive changes. We pinned them in dur­ing the sec­ond half and had more and more chances.

“I’m pleased with the clean sheet – we could eas­ily have slipped up. ”

Bur­ton man­ager Nigel Clough felt his side could have won the game.

For all Rangers’ pos­ses­sion, though, Al­bion’s Sean Scan­nell went clos­est to scor­ing when he fired against the post in the first half.

Clough – whose team were de­feated in their open­ing three league matches but have lost just one of their last six – said: “Over the course of the game it’s a fair re­sult.

“It’s still a good point but if we could have got that goal in the first half then it re­ally gives you some­thing to hang on to. And then they might push even more men for­ward and we can ex­ploit them on the break.”

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