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QPR v MK Dons player ratings

Luke Freeman has been outstanding for QPR this season

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QPR’s dismal record in the FA Cup continued with a 1-0 defeat at home to MK Dons of League One. Here’s how we rated each Rangers player.

Alex Smithies: 6

Had little chance for the goal. Aside from a deflected shot which hit the post in the first half, he was hardly troubled before Rangers went behind.

Nedum Onuoha: 6

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Comfortable against an inexperienced MK Dons attack.

Jack Robinson: 7

Another impressive display, the highlight of which was a great tackle and surge forward in the first half. Missed a decent chance in the second, though, when he fired over from inside the box.

Jordan Cousins: 5

Ineffective before being replaced by Pawel Wszolek at half-time.

Josh Scowen: 5

His overall display was OK, but Scowen has to be given a low mark because his horrendous error led to the goal. Having chased Grant Hall’s misplaced pass and nudged it away from the right-hand touchline in order to keep it in play, he sent Ousseynou Cisse through to score.

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Ilias Chair: 6

His inexperience showed at times, but the youngster worked hard before going off in the second half.

Luke Freeman: 7

Rangers’ stand-out player, whose poise on the ball provided some respite from his team’s mainly route-one approach. Served up a number of dangerous deliveries into the box towards Smith, who was unable to take advantage.

Jake Bidwell: 6

Steady as always on the left. Produced a cracking challenge to rob Callum Brittain and almost create an opening in the first half.

Paul Smyth: 6

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Rangers’ matchwinner against Cardiff found the going tough this time, but again he was lively.

Matt Smith: 5

Failed to connect with a first-half Freeman cross and generally had a day to forget in front of goal. Remains unconvincing when he starts games.

Grant Hall: 5

Played most of the game, having replaced the injured Alex Baptiste early on. He was neat and tidy apart from the one sloppy pass which led to the goal. In a sense he was unlucky, because like the rest of the stadium he couldn’t have envisaged what Scowen did in response.

Pawel Wszolek: 7

Had much more of an impact on the right than Cousins did.

Eberechi Eze: 6

Eager to impress after replacing Chair just after the hour mark but was crowded out as the visitors defended in numbers.