QPR picked up a valuable point on Wednesday night against a resolute Millwall side who find themselves in similar troubles to the R’s, and they will have been pleased to have registered a solid performance after the weekend’s horror show at Carrow Road.
There was, for the first time in a long while, harmony amongst QPR fans on Twitter – perhaps because McClaren is no longer there to make a mockery of himself in post-match interviews – although that wasn’t the case prior to the game when Hoops fans were outraged by the omission of Bright Osayi-Samuel from the starting XI.
This is a joke right. Please how can you play Matt Smith with no wingers it’s not rocket science. So were gonna try play long ball against the most physical team in the league. These people are clueless. This is a massive game. Dont they realise. I give up. No bright again. #qpr
— jay qpr adams (@jayjay211291) April 10, 2019
Why, oh why, oh why is Bright not playing, does no one see the bleeding obvious. He is the only one who has posed a goal threat in the last month… The club has gone mad….
— ray o’brien (@rayob68) April 10, 2019
What does Bright have to do to get selected? If you select Smith you have to also select wingers to cross the ball for him. Clueless.
— balhampa (@balhampa) April 10, 2019
The winger is one of few players at Loftus Road with pace and power who can stretch a defence, so being left on the bench for the midweek clash was surprising, particularly considering that Matt Smith – a player who thrives on delivery into the box from the flanks – was given the nod.
John Eustace saw reason to bring Osayi-Samuel into the fray on the hour-mark – a move which was surely met with jubilation from the QPR faithful who were infuriated by his exclusion from the off – although his 29-minute cameo was disappointing, to say the least.
Despite being on the pitch for just under half an hour, the 21-year-old was dispossessed a game-high five times and also took two unsuccessful touches – pace is great and all but if you can’t get the ball under then it’s irrelevant, as the speedster showed in the latter stages of the game.
The QPR keeper was giving it large to Bolton fans at the weekend. Find out who had the last laugh in the video below…
Racing onto a through-ball, the 5 ft 9 ace had the opportunity to win it for his side but was denied by an onrushing Dave Martin. He certainly tried to make things happen but his performance most likely won’t be enough to warrant a start against Swansea this weekend.