Rovers Sean O'Driscoll we are pleased with the performance at QPR
27 September 2010 02:54
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Doncaster boss Sean O'Driscoll has stressed his side will take the positives out of Saturday's 3-0 away defeat to npower Championship league leaders Queen's Park Rangers Rovers were by far the better side for nearly an hour of an absorbing contest in West London, but conceded three goals in 28 minutes as their four match unbeaten was ended.And the visitors also failed in their bid to end a long-standing hoodoo having not won at Loftus Road for nearly 59 years."We'll take the positives out of it and try and re-create as good as a performance on Tuesday night (against Coventry City]," said O'Driscoll. "It doesn't change for us."We try and concentrate on performances more than results. We're pleased with the performance, but disappointed with the result."I watched QPR at Leicester City last Saturday and Leicester dominated possession but couldn't break them down."We didn't really want to fall into that trap, so we tried to get down the sides of the centre halves - and that's as simple as it was."You could see at the end when they banked up and had lots of possession that we found it difficult to break them down."This is a tight little ground and they're well drilled and well organised as you'd expect for a Neil Warnock team."We didn't really want to fall into the trap that maybe Leicester fell into - and in some senses that worked."But when we were on top we needed to score our goals and we've hit the woodwork and some really good defending from QPR kept us at bay."Will knowing we've played well and not won make me sleep any better? No."O'Driscoll and his coaching staff had contemplated man-marking Hoops playmaker Tarrabt, but in the end decided that this would be counter-productive to his side's efforts to claim a long-overdue win at Loftus Road."We were touch and go whether we'd actually mark Adel Tarrabt, but because the way he plays we felt that would maybe be counter productive," admitted O'Driscoll. "People are aware of his threats, but we ticked all the boxes apart from scoring goals.""But we were prepared for it. We have to prepare for every game because we've not got the resources and the squad, so we have to mix and match."Latvian international defender Kaspar Gorkss opened the scoring for the Hoops after some sloppy defending and he scored the host's third with two minutes remaining to extend the club's impressive league unbeaten run.Inbetween those goals Rovers keeper Neil Sullivan felled striker Heidar Helguson in his own box and Taarabt rifled home from the penalty spot for his third goal of the season."We said at half-time that if they scored it would be from a set-play - and we were right,"