QPR v Blackburn player ratings
QPR’s miserable run continued as they lost 3-1 at home to Blackburn in Gareth Ainsworth’s first match in charge. Here’s how we rated the Rangers players.
Seny Dieng: 6
Had little else to do other than pick the ball out of his net three times. Was left hopelessly exposed by his defence.
Osman Kakay: 7
Caught out on occasions but had a decent game. Delivered a cross which led to Rangers’ goal and was always eager to get forward.
Rob Dickie: 5
Has had a really poor season and this was another bad performance. Looks short of confidence and was all over the place at times.
Jimmy Dunne: 5
Also struggled at the heart of the Rangers defence. That area is a problem for Ainsworth.
Kenneth Paal: 5
Struggled defensively and offered little going forward. Has done well in his first season at QPR but is enduring a dip in form.
Sam Field: 7
Competed well in midfield. Looked very solid.
Stefan Johansen: 6
A calming presence and almost scored when he fired over the bar.
Tim Ireogbunam: 7
One of his best performances for Rangers. Took his goal – the first of his senior career – really well and was impressive throughout in a slightly more attacking role given to him by Ainsworth.
Ilias Chair: 7
Was lively before going off 10 minutes before half-time with what looked like a nasty hamstring injury. It was a major blow for his team and the tide turned against them afterwards.
Jamal Lowe: 6
Ran around a lot and pressed well from the front, but did little of note in an attacking sense.
Chris Martin: 7
Linked play well and put in a workmanlike performance up front.
Andre Dozzell: 6
Did OK after coming on for Chair.
Albert Adomah: 6
Missed a late chance when he headed over.
26/02/2023 @ 11:23 am
Hello T Block, Not lost your ‘get up and go’ then?. I also noticed the distinct difference on & off the field yesterday. No doubt at all in my mind we will stay up and I for one cant wait for next season. Kakay WAS outstanding. We are too good not to win at least a few of the remaining games.
T Block Dave
25/02/2023 @ 11:26 pm
Gareth Ainsworth’s arm waving, fist pumping encouragement is exactly what this timid team needs. All credit to him for encouraging Tim Ireogbunam forward. Ozzie Kakay was the standout performer today, willing to take a pass, run into space, beat his man and get crosses in. If his defensive duties are questionable, then play him on the right side of midfield instead and get Uncle Albert to play at right back ? I can see what Gaz is trying to do, but the whole team have to buy into it, they did for about 20 minutes of the first half . Confidence is in short supply, Rob Dickie again suffering more than anyone else. Let’s hope a full weeks training with Gaz, arm around the crest fallen and a kick up the R’s for those that need it jolts some life into the team for what is now a 6 pointer next Saturday.