Queens Park Rangers suffered a 2-0 defeat to Blackpool on Tuesday night as the London club exited the EFL Cup in the third round of the competition.
R’s boss Steve McClaren made a number of changes from his usual Championship XI, but would still have expected the team to be good enough to overcome a League One side.
However, that was not the case, with QPR losing by two clear goals on the night.
A poor start to the 2018-19 campaign led to severe pressure on the club’s head coach Steve McClaren, but things were looking up earlier this month.
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Indeed, the R’s put together a decent run of form to move clear of the bottom three.
The capital outfit suffered a 1-0 home defeat to Norwich City on Saturday, however, and now face a tough trip to Swansea City this weekend looking to avoid a third straight loss.
McClaren might not actually be that fussed deep down that his team have been knocked out of the EFL Cup, but the club’s supporters have been left pretty upset.
A selection of the Twitter reaction to McClaren’s post-match comments can be seen below:
If he wanted to progress 9 changes away from home too much. The truth is we were embarrassing nothing more or less no-one played well and at the end of the day he made too many changes
— Russell Margerrison (@mkhoop) September 25, 2018
Why are you not picking a strong team in a major cup competition, surely you know who is good enough for league matches without gambling in a game where we had a chance of a cup run and some excitement for a change.
— Phil Ellery (@phil_ellery) September 25, 2018
Its just the same every year.
— Daniel King ?? (@KINGDAN90) September 25, 2018
It’s nice you can give youngsters like Baptiste a run-out
— Lewis Doherty (@LewyDoc) September 26, 2018
Is that it !!!!! Is that all he’s got to say ? “OMG”
— Kevin Fitzgibbon (@lamoroma) September 25, 2018
— John Duncombe (@JohnDuncombe4) September 25, 2018
What a load of cobblers
— Rob Mungavin (@robmungavin) September 25, 2018