Cisse sees improvement

QPR striker takes plenty of positives from Norwich stalemate

Djibril Cisse: Helped Queens Park Rangers to pick up a point at Norwich

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Djibril Cisse believes Queens Park Rangers are heading in the right direction after collecting their first point of the new season at Norwich.

Mark Hughes' side endured a forgettable opening to the 2012/13 campaign as they were hammered 5-0 on home soil by Swansea.

That result made a mockery of the summer rebuilding programme undertaken at Loftus Road, with QPR having worked hard to shape what they believe is a competitive squad.

A 1-1 draw at Carrow Road on Saturday suggests they are back on track, with Cisse confident the capital outfit can kick on after opening their account.

He told Sky Sports: "I think we played more attractive football. We tried more, ran more and created more chances than last week. We scored and it's a good point away from home.

"We knew that it wasn't a good game from us last weekend, so we had to change things and improve, and quick. We needed some points and a draw today is not a bad thing."

Asked how difficult it has been bedding so many new faces into the squad, Cisse added: "It's not that difficult. We are quality players with a lot of experience so we have to adapt quickly. That's what we are trying to do.

"We lost last week, it's a draw today, so that's an improvement. We are trying to build a team as fast as possible because we don't want to lose too many points. We are on our way."

Djibril Cisse

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"We lost last week, it's a draw today, so that's an improvement. We are trying to build a team as fast as possible because we don't want to lose too many points. We are on our way."

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Cisse played his part in securing a point at Norwich, having won a first-half penalty.

He missed the resulting spot-kick, but believes a contentious decision from Mark Clattenburg was the right one and that Bobby Zamora made his own luck by reacting quickly to tuck away the rebound - despite replays showing that he had encroached into the area before Cisse made contact with the ball.

The French striker said: "To be honest, there was contact. After that the referee has to decide. From my point of view it was the right decision.

"Luckily enough Bobby reacted quite quickly and scored. If not, I would have been quite upset with myself.

"You try to react before your opponent, that's what Bobby did and he scored. It's a good thing for us. But I had to score my penalty."