Ramsey ‘gobsmacked’ after QPR concede two yet again

QPR boss Chris Ramsey
Chris Ramsey said he was “gobsmacked” after QPR conceded two goals yet again, this time as they drew at home to Blackburn.

Nedum Onuoha’s 79th-minute header rescued a point for Ramsey’s side, who have shipped two goals in seven of their nine matches this season.

“I’m gobsmacked. It must be some sort of record. We can only work and do our best to eliminate it,” said the Rangers head coach.

“It’s not as if the goals are coming from us being torn apart tactically. It’s from individual errors.”

Onuoha netted for Rangers after Jordan Rhodes had put Blackburn back in front following Charlie Austin’s equaliser.

Rovers had gone ahead in the 14th minute through Shane Duffy, who scored after Alex Smithies fumbled Craig Conway’s left-wing free-kick.

Keeper Smithies, making his home league debut for the R’s, protested that he had been fouled by Duffy at the far post.

However, Ramsey admitted: “If I’m being honest, I’ve looked at it and although ordinarily refs give those (as fouls), I think Alex made a mistake there.”

However, Ramsey did feel Rangers, who now sit eighth in the Championship, were the better team.

“We probably shaded it on the play, but Blackburn were very resilient and to be fair they did cause us problems.

“Most teams in this division play with a big centre-forward and they played very direct.

“They will probably be happy going away with a point, especially after the way we started the second half.”