QPR were thrashed 4-0 at home by Nottingham Forest on a dismal night for Mark Warburton’s side, whose defensive shortcomings continue to be exposed. Here’s how we rated each Rangers player.
Joe Lumley: 5
The Rangers goalkeeper was all at sea from the corner that resulted in Tobias Figueiredo heading Forest’s 15th-minute opener – and then spilled Matty Cash’s shot to gift the visitors a fourth late on.
Grant Hall: 6
There were several stray passes from the centre-back early on and, although his performance in the air was passable, his distribution improved very little during the course of the game.
Toni Leistner: 5
Another unconvincing display by the German, who more than once charged out to head a ball and missed it with serious consequences – including the Forest move that led to Lee Wallace’s red card.
Lee Wallace: 6
Tidying up efficiently after his defensive colleagues, Wallace had arguably been Rangers’ best player prior to his straight red card for bundling Joe Lolley over early in the second half.
Todd Kane: 7
Despite being outjumped by Figueiredo for Forest’s first goal, Kane offered one of the few positives of a grisly night with a number of storming runs down the right flank, beating his man and getting the cross over.
Ilias Chair: 6
Restored to the line-up, Chair scampered around with enthusiasm and forced a save from Brice Samba, but squandered another opportunity from distance and was then sacrificed in the aftermath of Wallace’s dismissal.
Dominic Ball: 6
Although he delivered a handful of decent passes out to the flanks, Ball was never able to control the midfield in the way Rangers needed him to, whether with 11 men or 10.
Luke Amos: 5
Knocked off the ball all too easily at times, much of the first half passed the midfielder by and it was little surprise when he made way for Jordan Hugill at the interval.
Ryan Manning: 6
The Irishman’s careless pass presented Lewis Grabban with an early opportunity, but he looked more of a threat going forward and troubled Samba with a thumping drive just before half-time.
Ebere Eze: 7
Wriggling skilfully past opponents with ease in the first half, Eze again looked Rangers’ best hope of unlocking the visitors’ defence and set up moves that led to chances for Manning and Wells.
Nahki Wells: 6
Unable to make much impact in a lone striker’s role – to which he looks unsuited – Wells did at least test the goalkeeper on a couple of occasions before being withdrawn during the closing stages.
Jordan Hugill: 6
Brought on to beef up the Rangers front line in the second half, Hugill worked hard and showed some nice touches, but never really got a sniff of goal as Forest shut the 10 men out.
Josh Scowen: 6
Having replaced Chair early in the second half, Scowen performed heroics with his double clearance to foil Figueiredo and Joao Carvalho – but then allowed the latter to glide past him for Forest’s third goal.