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Reading 0-0 QPR

Reading and QPR played out a goalless draw in Saturday's Championship match.

QPR, who scked manager Iain Dowie on Friday, forced good second-half saves from Marcus Hahnemann through Daniel Parejo and Akos Buszaky.

Reading went close to taking the lead just before the break with Radek Cerny saving Noel Hunt's close-range header.

QPR were also lucky to survive two good penalty appeals while Kalifa Cisse's header almost grabbed the win for Reading late on.


Reading manager Steve Coppell:
"A 0-0 draw is not the end of the world. As people famously say, we can extract the positives. We tried to win the game.

"We can criticise some of the things we did but as long as I have that kind of effort every game I won't be too disappointed."

QPR caretaker manager Gareth Ainsworth:
"There are discussions about the team and discussions about individual players.

"Flavio has put a lot of money in the club and he wants to know how his investments are going.

"Already we have made a point that we are going to be meeting regularly, not just with Flavio but with the other people who have put their money in the club.

"I have the final input on who goes out there and talk my way through the meetings justifying every player. But with a performance like that today the team picks itself, which is a great problem to have."


Reading: Hahnemann, Rosenior, Bikey, Ingimarsson, Armstrong, Kebe (Long 80), Gunnarsson (Harper 73), Karacan (Cisse 73), Stephen Hunt, Noel Hunt, Doyle.
Subs Not Used: Andersen, Kelly.

Booked: Rosenior.

QPR: Cerny, Leigertwood, Stewart, Hall, Connolly, Buzsaky, Mahon, Rowlands, Cook, Di Carmine (Blackstock 60), Parejo (Balanta 86).
Subs Not Used: Delaney, Tommasi, Cole.

Booked: Parejo.

Att: 20,571

Ref: Chris Foy (Merseyside).



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