‘That team will never be picked again’ – Holloway

QPR: Ian Holloway

QPR manager Ian Holloway pledged to make changes after his team bowed out of the FA Cup with a 2-1 defeat at home to Blackburn.

Holloway gave a number of fringe players a chance to impress and hinted that they face the axe after failing to do so.

“That team, who haven’t played before, will never be picked again. Simple as that,” said Holloway, who has never won an FA Cup game as Rangers boss.

“I wanted that team to fight and do it for each other. Unfortunately they couldn’t do it. Simple things we don’t do well enough as a group.

“There will be changes. You’ve got to get your foot in and we didn’t do it well enough.

“Jamie Mackie did – he tackled everybody. But where’s the rest? Come on.

“I’ve made some changes but I wanted to win and I thought that was a strong enough team.

“Are they ready? And if not, who am I going to change and where am I going to go?”

Joel Lynch’s early own goal and Liam Feeney’s simple finish put Blackburn in control before Jake Bidwell pulled a goal back with a penalty just after the hour mark.

But the R’s rarely threatened an equaliser and have now lost seven of their 10 matches since Holloway returned for a second spell as manager.

And their third-round exit continues their awful record in the tournament – Rangers have not won an FA Cup tie at the first time of asking in 20 years.

“We just kept playing backwards and sideways because we didn’t have the right blend,” Holloway admitted.

“I didn’t like the performance. It was a whimper. That team didn’t show me anything like enough.

“I gave some of them chance to impress me. Unfortunately, I don’t feel I am.”