Vital Football

Latest QPR News

Jim Laments Poor Defending

Jim Laments Poor Defending

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


Jim Magilton was scathing of his side's defending as Doncaster Rovers overcame Queens Park Rangers at the Keepmoat Stadium.

Match Report >>>

Rangers were put to the sword on a windswept afternoon in Yorkshire as goals from Billy Sharp and Dean Shiels condemned them to defeat.

The defensive unit came in for particular criticism as they fell asleep on two occasions to allow Rovers to net twice and take three points.

Jim told QPR.co.uk that Rangers fell asleep at crucial times and both goals were a particular disappointment on a tough day.

'We fell asleep for their first goal,' he said.

'I was very disappointed with both goals - they were really, really poor.

'We were probably the architects of our own downfall today, we didn't defend properly.'


Jim admitted the defeat gave his thoughts some much-needed clarity in a game that could have gone either way despite the home side's continued pressure.

He said that Simpson's chance proved to be a marker for the performance and overall the side weren't at their best on the afternoon.

Jim continued: 'We had a great opportunity at the start of the second half, but didn't take it.

'Jay's miss probably summed up our afternoon, we weren't really at it.

'We looked lethargic and like we'd had two weeks off. It's a reality check for us all.'


Rangers now host Coventry City next week in what is now a must-win game if Rangers harbour ambitions of attaining a playoff position.

A particular concern to Magilton will be the lack of clean sheets, only one in the last ten games, and three all season.

Match Report >>>




Have your say on The Forum

Follow us on Twitter

Vital QPR on Facebook




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

Writer:Boxer
Date:Saturday November 21 2009
Time: 9:00PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Queens Park Rangers Articles

Preston North End v QPR - Preview

QUEENS Park Rangers face a side in good form as they travel to Deepdale to face Simon Grayson's Preston North End.

An archetypal Championship side brimming with effort and organised by an able

One to Watch - Callum Robinson

Ryan Forrester casts an eye over this weekend's dangerman - Preston North End's Callum Robinson

The Men in Black - Preston North End v QPR

We now profile this weekend's officiating team - being led out by man in the middle - David Coote

Who R Ya - Preston North End

It's the eve of another footballing weekend and we take a look at our opponents - Preston North End.

Archived Vital QPR Articles

Vital QPR articles from

Site Journalists

Boxer
Editor email
Profile
sandydl
no email
Profile
Superhoop50
no email
Profile
danielqpr
no email
Profile
JackSupple
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

MotM v Wigan
Suggested By:
Smithies55%
Furlong0%
Onuoha0%
Hall0%
Lynch4%
Bidwell0%
Wszolek0%
Manning4%
Freeman0%
Washington0%
Smith9%
LuaLua28%
Ngbakoto0%
Sylla0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 32 22 3 7 69 37
2 Brighton 32 20 8 4 68 28
3 Huddersfield 32 20 4 8 64 8
4 Reading 33 18 6 9 60 5
5 Leeds Utd 33 18 4 11 58 11
6 Sheff Wed 33 17 7 9 58 10
7 Fulham 32 14 10 8 52 17
8 Norwich 33 15 6 12 51 11
9 Barnsley 33 14 7 12 49 4
10 Preston 33 13 10 10 49 4
11 Derby County 32 13 9 10 48 7
12 Cardiff 33 13 6 14 45 -2
13 Ipswich 33 10 11 12 41 -7
14 Brentford 32 11 7 14 40 0
15 Q.P.R. 33 11 7 15 40 -10
16 Birmingham 33 10 10 13 40 -14
17 Aston Villa 32 8 12 12 36 -8
18 Forest 33 10 6 17 36 -12
19 Wolves 31 9 8 14 35 -4
20 Burton 33 9 8 16 35 -13
21 Bristol City 32 9 5 18 32 -6
22 Wigan 33 7 9 17 30 -10
23 Blackburn 31 7 8 16 29 -13
24 Rotherham 33 4 5 24 17 -43
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Queens Park Rangers Results (view all)

Queens Park Rangers Fixtures (view all)

Feb 25 2017 3:00PM : Preston North End (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 4 2017 3:00PM : Cardiff City (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 7 2017 7:45PM : Barnsley (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 11 2017 3:00PM : Leeds United (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 18 2017 3:00PM : Rotherham United (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 31 2017 7:45PM : Derby County (a)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.The Uncredibale Hulk47
2.QPR4Me17
3.Boxer2
The Vital Football Members League