Bond bemoans Rangers’ poor defending

Assistant boss Kevin Bond bemoaned QPR’s poor defending following their 3-1 defeat against Reading.

Rangers have struggled in front of goal without Matt Phillips and top scorer Charlie Austin, who are both sidelined.

And Sunday’s loss was the second successive home match in which they have conceded three goals.

Bond said: “We’ve been very good defensively for most of the season and have now started shipping goals.

“The problem we’ve had has been not scoring goals and in trying to change that we have probably only succeeded in being more open. Where we were dependable, we are no longer dependable.

“But it’s about how we react now – there are still a lot of games to go. We need to group together now.

“We didn’t get carried away when we were top of the league and doing okay. We’ve still got a good squad of players.”

Rangers are due to complete the loan signing of Ravel Morrison from West Ham next week but Bond dismissed reports linking Fulham’s Scott Parker with a move to Loftus Road.

“That’s the first I’ve heard of it. Ravel Morrison will be the only one coming in,” he said.

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