Gregory: Best team performance
By Robin Slater
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
John Gregory has hailed his side's victory against Burnley as the best since he took over.
John Gregory has hailed his side's victory against Burnley as the best team-performance of his time in charge.
Queens Park Rangers cruised to a 3-1 victory at Loftus Road and Gregory was quick to praise his team, who moved out of the bottom three with the win.
Lee Cook, Dexter Blackstock and Steve Lomas were all on target as the Hoops hit three against a sorry Burnley side, now winless in 10 league matches.
Gregory said: "That has to be best team performance I have been in charge of since I came to QPR.
"Burnley must have thought their throat was cut in the second-half.
"Our goalkeeper Simon Royce had nothing to do, and it was so difficult to pick a man-of-the-match."
Danny Cullip impressed at the back for Rangers on his debut while fellow new signing Adam Border also came in for praise from Gregory after a good performance in his first home match.
"The three players we signed (Cullip, Bolder and Sampsa Timoska) cost diddly-squat.
"Bolder was sensational today, and Cullip had a great debut."
Burnley boss Steve Cotterill insists the loss of Andy Gray is one of the reasons behind Burnley's recent miserable run.
The former Sheffield United player came on as a second-half substitute but failed to make an impact on the game as the Clarets lost yet again.
"Would Argentina have won the 1986 World Cup without Diego Maradona? And when John Terry doesn't play for Chelsea, they struggle.
"We have missed Andy for a long time. We have brought in Ade Akinbiyi again, but he is nowhere near as fit as he was the last time he was here (from February 2005 until January 2006).
"Today, we had a nightmare in defending set-pieces, and we conceded two goals. We are devoid of confidence, and the players are hurting."