Queens Park Rangers - Ainsworth - Tuesday Took Its Toll
UK time is: 05:47:52
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Ainsworth - Tuesday Took Its Toll

QPR caretaker boss Gareth Ainsworth has admitted that his side suffered a slight hangover from the demanding victory against Birmingham City midweek.

Rangers played the majority of the game with ten men, managing to defeat Birmingham City 1-0 in an energy sapping display, and Ainsworth believes that may have contributed to Rangers downfall against Ipswich:

'Playing for 45 minutes with ten men on Tuesday, in atrocious conditions, probably caught up with us a bit in the second half,' Ainsworth told QPR.co.uk

'That's not making excuses - it's an honest appraisal. We looked a bit leggy late on and they took full advantage.'

Despite his side looking physically drained by the end, Ainsworth feels that Rangers should have been out of sight before the break:

'I don't think anyone here would have had any complaints if we'd have been a goal or two to the good at the break,'

'Richard Wright made an unbelievable save from Martin Rowlands and Lee Cook hit the bar. Dani Parejo had a great free-kick saved too, so it wasn't as if we weren't creating chances.

'Unfortunately, the difference today was that we didn't take our chances and they did.'

Rangers three successive clean sheets came to an end courtesy of Jon Stead with both goals being scored from set-pieces, something that Gareth Ainsworth was not pleased with.

'We switched off from two set-pieces and that's disappointing.

'We pride ourselves on our defensive display and we paid the price for it today.'

Following a spate of rumours concerning his position with Roberto Mancini`s odds being slashed, Ainsworth was philosophical believing that he`d take the side into Saturday`s home fixture against Cardiff City having learnt from this defeat:

'I've had the full spectrum of emotions now.

'Of course I hate tasting defeat, as do all the lads, but in the cold light of day I'm sure I'll have learnt a lot from the experience.

'I'm proud to be Caretaker Manager of this Club and we'll go again on Saturday, looking to put today's result to the back of our minds.'

We want to know YOUR thoughts!

To have your say you can comment in the space provided below, or chat about it on the forum.


Ipswich Town 2-0 QPR - Match Report.

Mancini Tipped As Odds Tumble.

Leigertwood Ban Increased.

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The journalist

Writer: Boxer Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday November 2 2008

Time: 10:00AM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
We beat Birmingham 1-0!
Report Abuse
02/11/2008 14:15:00

I wrote it at about 6:30 this morning, cut me some slack! ;)
Report Abuse
02/11/2008 20:36:00


Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Queens Park Rangers Articles

QPR v Leeds United - Match Preview (Friday November 27 2015)

Late penalty sinks QPR at the Riverside (Friday November 20 2015)

Middlesbrough v QPR - Match Preview (Thursday November 19 2015)

The EFL Coming Soon To QPR (Thursday November 12 2015)

QPR Stifled By Purposeful Preston (Saturday November 7 2015)

Team News - QPR v Preston North End (Saturday November 7 2015)

QPR v Preston North End (Friday November 6 2015)

Who R Ya - Preston North End (Friday November 6 2015)

Chris Ramsey 'Relieved of Duty' (Wednesday November 4 2015)

Archived Queens Park Rangers Articles

List All Vital QPR Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Middlesbrough 1 - 0 Q.P.R.
Q.P.R. 0 - 0 Preston
Derby County 1 - 0 Q.P.R.
Brentford 1 - 0 Q.P.R.
Q.P.R. 3 - 0 MK Dons
Q.P.R. 0 - 0 Sheff Wed

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
12. Fulham 17 5 6 6 1 21
13. Blackburn 17 4 8 5 1 20
14. Wolves 17 5 5 7 -1 20
15. Q.P.R. 17 5 5 7 -3 20
16. Leeds Utd 17 4 7 6 -4 19
17. Preston 17 3 8 6 -3 17
18. Forest 17 4 5 8 -5 17

Queens Park Rangers Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

Butterfield Sends Rams Top
Derby County : 27/11/2015 23:01:01
Derby County : 27/11/2015 22:57:00
RUFC - Lenighan Will Give 'One Hundred Per Cent'
Rotherham : 27/11/2015 22:24:00
RUFC - Warren Out On Loan
Rotherham : 27/11/2015 21:58:01
Hull City : 27/11/2015 21:32:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

MotM v Preston
Suggested By:  
Green 29%
Henry 13%
Hall 0%
Onuoha 6%
Konchesky 0%
Faurlin 33%
Sandro 0%
Phillips 0%
Fer 13%
Hoilett 0%
Austin 6%
Emmanuel-Thomas 0%
Chery 0%