QPR v Wednesday player ratings

QPR are still not quite safe from relegation after suffering a fifth consecutive defeat. Here’s how we rated each Rangers player in the 2-1 loss at home to Sheffield Wednesday.

Alex Smithies: 6

The keeper had little chance with either of Wednesday’s goals – and he actually did well to parry Jordan Rhodes’ initial header before Daniel Pudil nodded in the rebound to open the scoring. For the second game running though, his distribution was particularly poor.

James Perch: 6

Like the majority of Rangers’ rearguard, Perch looked ill at ease with the starting formation – and he was rightly booked for a clumsy tackle on Atdhe Nuhiu late on.

Joel Lynch: 6

As is often the case, Lynch won a lot in the air but looked vulnerable on the ground. He almost directed a header over Smithies early in the game.

Jake Bidwell: 5

Bidwell struggled as the left-sided centre-back in a defensive trio and was at fault for Wednesday’s first goal, slicing the ball against Perch and into the path of Adam Reach.

Michael Petrasso: 5

No surprise that Petrasso was taken off after an anonymous 45 minutes in which he looked thoroughly uncomfortable with the right wing-back role.

Luke Freeman: 6

While Freeman was as zealous as ever, his passing was sometimes off and he could have done better when Ryan Manning played him through just before half-time.

Massimo Luongo: 6

After a quiet first half, Luongo was more involved in the second period but never managed to take control of the midfield, where the likes of Barry Bannan held sway for the Owls.

Ryan Manning: 8

The youngster was Rangers’ most effective creative outlet, spraying a good range of passes around and played his part in the build up to Idrissa Sylla’s goal.

Jack Robinson: 7

Robinson’s defensive improvement was underlined by the way he raced back to deny Ross Wallace with a timely challenge and his long throw caused Wednesday problems at the other end of the pitch.

Jamie Mackie: 6

As always, there was plenty of running from the reliable Mackie, but he rarely succeeded in finding a way through the Wednesday defence.

Idrissa Sylla: 7

The Rangers striker worked well throughout and displayed quick thinking to fire the equaliser when Wednesday’s back line inexplicably froze.

Kazenga LuaLua: 6

After replacing Petrasso for the second half, LuaLua’s crossing was average and he should have done better when Freeman teed him up on the edge of the box.

Conor Washington: 6

There were few opportunities for Washington to shine after coming on for Robinson as Wednesday protected their lead in the final half-hour.

Matt Smith: 6

Almost snatched a point when his late header flashed wide.