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We Only Have Ourselves To Blame - Matthews

Adam Matthews says City only have themselves to blame for the 1-0 defeat at QPR.

The visitors had good chances at Loftus Road, namely through Tammy Abraham’s hooked attempt in the first period and Bobby Reid’s saved effort just seconds before Idrissa Sylla struck the winner.

Welsh defender Matthews says City made it too easy for QPR in the second period by not playing to their potential.

He told Bristol City Player HD: “It was a difficult game away from home and I thought we started quite well, playing the ball around without really creating too many chances.

“In the second half they pressed us well and we didn’t pass it that well. It was our own fault, as a back four we ended up too deep.

“We invited the pressure and that’s why we only have ourselves to blame.

“Bobby had his chance and we all expected him to tuck it away, but the keeper has made a great save to be fair.

“They race straight down the other end and score; that happens in the Championship.

“We’re disappointed with the result but we have to put it out of our minds quickly and turn our attentions to Blackburn on Saturday at home.”

For Matthews, he was pleased to return after a hamstring problem sustained back in August against Newcastle United.

Although he featured at Fulham in the EFL Cup, this was the right-back’s first 90-minute outing of the campaign.

He added: “It’s been a while and it hasn’t been a great start to the season for me with the injury.

“Obviously I arrived not fully match fit and then had the injury setback as well. I’ve had to work really hard in the gym to get myself right.

“Hopefully I can kick on now and help the team climb up the table.”