UK time is: 13:37:44
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Sturrock Remains Faithful To Doncaster Flops

Vital QPR - Breaking News
JavaScript must be enabled for the RSS Scrollbox Widget to work.


Plymouth Argyle manager Paul Sturrock looks to keep the faith with the majority of his players despite going down at home to Doncaster Rovers on Saturday.

The Pilgrims were soundly beaten at the weekend as goals from John Spicer and James Hayter were added to by Paul Heffernan`s effort as Doncaster Rovers cantered to victory at Home Park.

It was a result that was all the more perplexing when you consider that Argyle picked up a useful away win over Blackpool (1-0) before drawing at Birmingham City (1-1), results which sandwiched the sound 4-0 thrashing of Coventry City at Home Park.

It was these results that has prompted the Scotsman to come out and defend his players as he looks to make only minimal changes to his side on Saturday.

'I'm quite prepared to give the players the opportunity to redeem themselves after the disappointment of last Saturday,' Sturrock told the Plymouth Evening Herald.

'I'm hoping this has been a wake-up call of the situation we're in and that the players will go out and rectify the problem on Saturday.

Sturrock publicly criticised Jamie Mackie and Ashley Barnes following the weekend defeat primarily for their lack of movement and that was something Sturrock admitted was not typical of his management style.

He feels that players such as Mackie and Barnes have earned themselves a chance to prove their worth in recent fixtures as he expects a big improvement for the penultimate clash of the season.

"There will not be many changes to the team for this Saturday's game at QPR.

'I think it's only appropriate that these people, who took us through a pretty difficult time, are given a second chance.


'There might be one or even two changes, but the team will be along the same lines (as the Doncaster line-up).

'I'm not a great believer that I should be castigating my players,

'But in the heat of the moment it can be exasperating and left me feeling annoyed."


Queens Park Rangers take on Plymouth at Loftus Road on Saturday April 25 in the final game of the campaign in W12.

For Argyle the threat of relegation still looms large as they know defeat in England`s capital may take the race to stay in the Championship to the final day.

Your Thoughts…

Have your say on the forum

Follow us on Twitter

Become our friend on Facebook - Add Vital Queens Park Rangers




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



For the very latest Championship odds

For massive weekly jackpots - Play the Football Pools Online




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

The journalist

Writer: Boxer Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday April 22 2009

Time: 7:58AM

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Queens Park Rangers Articles

Chester Downs Rangers (Saturday August 16 2014)

QPR v Hull - Match Preview (Friday August 15 2014)

One to Watch - Robbie Brady (Friday August 15 2014)

QPR Draw Burton Albion (Wednesday August 13 2014)

Hoddle Joins QPR (Tuesday August 12 2014)

Fans To March Demanding Fairer Prices (Tuesday August 12 2014)

Isla Arrives on Loan (Friday August 8 2014)

QPR Capture Midfielder Mutch (Tuesday August 5 2014)

Granero Joins Real Sociedad (Monday July 28 2014)

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

Vital Members League (view all)

1. QPR4Me 40
2. Ashdown_Ranger 18
3. The Uncredibale Hulk 15
4. rodneeranger 11
5. ImSitiv 9
6. Gillard 8
7. sandydl 8
8. Superhoop50 8
9. Bunyip 6
10. DMD_QPR 6

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Q.P.R. 0 - 1 Hull City

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
13. Crystal Palace 1 0 0 1 -1 0
14. Man Utd 1 0 0 1 -1 0
15. Southampton 1 0 0 1 -1 0
16. Q.P.R. 1 0 0 1 -1 0
17. Stoke 1 0 0 1 -1 0
18. West Ham 1 0 0 1 -1 0
19. Burnley 1 0 0 1 -2 0

Breaking League News

Bruce Expecting Tough Lokeren Challenge
» Hull City : 20/08/2014 13:33:00
Snodgrass Out For Six Months?
» Hull City : 20/08/2014 13:25:00
Another Striker Signed?
» West Ham : 20/08/2014 13:09:00
Zaha Heading Back to London
» Man Utd : 20/08/2014 12:59:00
Fellaini Injured?
» Man Utd : 20/08/2014 12:57:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Where do QPR need to strengthen most?
Suggested By:  Boxer
Goalkeeper 7%
Defender 21%
Midfielder 7%
Forward 65%