Hudson post-QPR | We kept going until the very end
Mark Hudson spoke to the press at Loftus Road on Wednesday night, following City's defeat against Queens Park Rangers.
The controversial early sending off of Jack Simpson was discussed by the interim boss, as he reflected upon the performance under the floodlights in West London:
“It’s difficult to take," he began. "The sending off was a turning point in the game, and of course it’s disappointing from our point of view.
“We didn't start as well as we'd have liked, which is something that we went through at half-time. Whether you’re at the top of the league or the bottom of the league, you cannot start a game like that, and that’s not something that we’ve worked on.
"You’ve got to earn the right in every football match, and we didn’t start it well, but we were still in the game at that point.
Turning his attention towards the supporters who travelled in their hundreds to watch City play on a weeknight away from home, Hudson praised the efforts of the City faithful:
"The supporters were still there at the end, which is amazing," said Mark. "They’ve spent their hard-earned money to come here and watch us on a Wednesday night.
“The players showed fight, spirit and togetherness. They were willing right until the end, and hopefully the fans are proud of what they saw.
"You could grind in against a team that is in a good vein of form, we did that well. But again, if a decision goes like that for you and you're a man down in the first half, it’s difficult."