Manager's comments after City lose in London

Last updated : 23 April 2007 By Michael Morris
"We missed chances and that's what our season has been like since January.

"If you don't put your chances away and then you don't defend properly you'll be caught out, and that's what happened.

"Our goalkeeper, David Forde, is the only one of our back five who comes out of that with any credit, while up front we were toothless.

"We have to give our fans better than that. We've got to show more fight and more urgency.

"For the QPR goal there was no urgency in closing down the cross or in picking up Blackstock, and then we were left chasing the game.

"You finish where you deserve to and since January we have not stepped up to the plate.

"This year I'm pleased with my youngsters, even though they've had good and bad performance.

"What you're hoping is that next season they'll learn from it and they'll be better, and if I can get better players in then they'll grow along with that as well.

"But at the moment without the three big 'uns in there - your Loovens, your Purse and your Riccies - we don't seem to have a voice on the pitch."

John Gregory (happy that Rangers will play at this level again next season)

"The players at QPR have been under pressure from the very first game - since before I came here.

"They've constantly been trying to get out of the relegation zone and have shown unbelievable character, determination, courage and resolve.

"More than anything, a spirit in the dressing room is what has got us out of trouble.

"I am absolutely delighted for everyone at this football club. I just want to celebrate now and I want there to be a real party atmosphere for the last game of the season against Stoke.

"Celebrating not being relegated might seem strange to people on the outside but this club has been through so much in the last year or so."