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Ferguson: Boys Were Unbelievable

29 March 2014

Barry Delighted With Performance

Barry Ferguson was full of praise for his players following a 1-1 draw with QPR at Loftus Road.

Watching on from the sidelines, he couldn't help but be enthused following a display full of guts and determination. 

"It was a huge point. I said to the boys before the game that they can come here and get three points. They need to believe in themselves and I saw that once we got the goal. We played a bit of football for 10 minutes and then thought 'this is QPR'.

"Their workrate and their commitment - to me and each other - is unbelievable. We could have nicked it at the end. Every player who stepped on the pitch did what I asked of them. The fans appreciated what the boys did."

David Goodwillie scored his second goal for the club and impressed on his return to the starting line-up.

"He wasn't playing on Tuesday and I got a reaction from him today," Ferguson said. "He's a player I've always liked when I was up in Scotland playing with Rangers. He was a young boy coming through at Dundee United and he's got so much going for him, it's just whether he can put it all together. He's shown me signs again today that he can do it, it's just a matter of Goodie working hard day in, day out. If he does what I've asked, he'll be a big asset for us.

New signing Apostolos Vellios also started the game despite only meeting his team-mates on Friday. It's clear there will be more to come from the Greece Under-21 international between now and the end of the season.

"He's not played a lot of football but I just thought we were missing a bit of physical presence without Ricky. It was a difficult ask to put him in today. He only trained with the boys and met the boys yesterday. It's a new environment and a new team for him but I'm sure he'll do well for us," he added.




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