Redknapp: We should have held on

Last Updated: Sat, 26 Apr 2014 19:00

QPR boss Harry Redknapp was disappointed his side failed to hold on for three points as Millwall snatched a 1-1 draw at Loftus Road.

Scott Malone's injury-time equaliser rescued a point for the relegation-threatened Lions, who hit back after Charlie Austin's controversial 77th-minute spot-kick.

Austin had scored from the spot after Simeon Jackson handled the ball on the edge of the area.

Redknapp, whose team were already certain of a play-off place, admitted: "When you're 1-0 up in the last minute you expect to see the game out.

"It's difficult to balance a team and maybe we had too many players who are good when they have the ball and not so good when they haven't got it.

"When we didn't have possession we didn't close down as well as I would have liked. It's about finding that balance and a happy medium and that's what we've got to do for the play-offs.

"Wigan lost which means we know we're going to be at home for the second leg and that's what we wanted rather than the other way around."

Of the penalty incident, he added: "I haven't seen the replay, but everyone who has seen it says it was a penalty.

"Millwall played well. They've got bags of enthusiasm and have had some great away results recently, so they've been in good form."

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