Jan 20 2013 By Tim Street
CAPTAIN Clint Hill reckons Harry Redknapp's QPR side are now looking solid across the whole pitch.
West Ham's equaliser in yesterday's 1-1 draw at Upton Park was only the second the Rs have conceded in five games in January.
Compared to the 16 they shipped in Redknapp's first nine games in charge, there are definite signs of progress at Loftus Road.
Hill said: “We have realised now we have to be tight all over the park. We had been giving teams far too much time on the ball, and we have been trying to rectify that.
“It's been a terrible season for us, but we're trying to sort that out, and we're starting to click both as a team and as a unit at the back.
“We have found something extra these last four to five weeks, and we're much harder to beat now.”
Despite taking an early lead at Upton Park and holding out until the last quarter of the game, Hill was happy with a point after surviving a West Ham barrage.
He added: “It was an unbelievable game. Coming away with the point we picked up, I suppose you have to be happy with that the way the game panned out.
“For the first 20 minutes we looked dangerous, but from then on West Ham put a hell of a lot of pressure on us, getting men and the ball in and around the box, and in the end we have to be delighted with a point.”