Chris Ramsey said he was “disappointed” with Tjaronn Chery’s reaction to being substituted during the first half of QPR’s 4-0 defeat at Fulham.
Rangers head coach Ramsey decided to take the Dutchman off 10 minutes before the interval after the home side had raced into a three-goal lead.
Chery decided not to sit in the dugout and instead walked around the pitch to the tunnel.
Ramsey said he did not see the player in the dressing room afterwards, although QPR officials insisted Chery did not leave the stadium prematurely and that he boarded the coach with the rest of the squad after the match.
“I’m disappointed with what he did. It’s an internal matter and will be dealt with,” Ramsey said.
“I took him off because I thought we needed more discipline in the defending part of it and he wasn’t performing in that matter at that time.
“It was important at that stage to get ourselves to half-time with the score as catchable as possible.”
Ramsey admitted he was “very concerned” by Rangers’ ongoing defensive shortcomings.
They have let in 17 league goals this season – no Championship side has conceded more.
“We made a lot of individual errors that caused us more problems than we needed, right from the start, and Fulham got a lot of confidence from that,” Ramsey said.