Gray: We would have beaten QPR without sending off

Stuart Gray was a delighted head coach after watching his Wednesday side run out thoroughly deserved winners against promotion-chasing QPR.

Gray said: “To get three goals against a quality side, one who have only conceded 28 goals all season, means I am absolutely delighted.”

Reflecting on the dismissal of Rangers defender Richard Dunne with the score at 0-0, Gray said: “It was definitely a penalty. However, I was quite surprised the referee brought the red card out, so that may be the bit of luck we had.

“But I still think we would have beaten QPR if they had had 11 players. We wanted to win the game, we got men forward and we created chances.”

He was full of praise for the all-round team effort and singled out the young midfield pairing of Kieran Lee and Liam Palmer, talking of their great energy and describing them as the engine room of the performance.