QPR striker Sylla given warning

QPR striker Idrissa Sylla has been warned about his conduct after reacting angrily to being substituted – and has been told he will be axed if there is any repeat.

Sylla was unhappy with Ian Holloway’s decision to take him off during the televised match against Reading last week.

That did not go down well with manager Holloway, who has accused the player of showing a lack of respect.

“I had one who didn’t look too happy when I brought him off live on the telly last week,” Holloway said.

“I’ve made him know that’s not acceptable. It’s not about me, it’s about the person I’m putting on. What are you saying to him? Are you better than him then?

Holloway spoke to Sylla after the incident

“I can’t get over it – the selfish attitude that stinks through football needs to change. Will it? It will in my environment. This is my environment. If the lads don’t like it they can jog on.”

Holloway insisted Sylla was showing signs of fatigue during the 1-0 win at the Madejski Stadium, where Jamie Mackie’s first-half goal gave Rangers victory.

He therefore decided to replace Sylla with recent loan signing Kazenga LuaLua.

Sylla has scored six goals for QPR

“If you’re tiring I’m going to bring you off – simple as that,” Holloway said.

“I don’t mind people not wanting to come off, but you’ve got to show you’re as fit as everyone else and running around as much as them.

“He was disappointed as he felt he was playing well and felt he had a lot more in the tank.

“I said ‘Do you understand where I need you to run? You looked tired – more tired than Jamie Mackie and he’s been out for seven months – so don’t look tired. And if you ever look like that at one of my decisions again, you’ll be sat on that bench or you’ll be out of here’.

“He can’t show disrespect like that. But that’s the modern thing. Football’s changed.”

Meanwhile, Holloway has suggested that QPR are ready to end their pursuit of Rotherham forward Danny Ward.