QPR have been missing Carroll, says Henry

QPR midfielder Karl Henry has admitted that his side are missing on-loan Tottenham midfielder Tom Carroll.

Rangers were completely overrun in midfield during the 2-0 defeat at Burnley on Saturday, with assistant boss Kevin Bond later blaming their sloppy passing.

After a difficult start at QPR, Carroll started to impress before recently suffering an ankle injury while playing for England Under-21s and missed games against both Millwall and Burnley.

Karl Henry of QPR
Henry was signed during the summer

“We’ve missed Tom Carroll since his injury, because he’s done fantastically well for us,” Henry said.

“We need to get back to the way we’ve been playing for the majority of the season.”

Henry also admitted his own performance at Turf Moor was not good enough.

The former Wolves man cheaply gave the ball away in the build-up to the first of Danny Ings’ two goals.

“We were sloppy all round, myself included,” he said.

“We made a few uncharacteristic errors on the ball which you can’t afford to make at this level. Throughout the game we weren’t at it. We just didn’t get going.”

Rangers play their game in hand on Wednesday against Wigan but will travel there without Joey Barton, who picked up his fifth booking of the season at Burnley so is suspended.

With Alejandro Faurlin and Jermaine Jenas hoping for a recall, Henry feels whoever starts against the Latics will have a big chance to impress.

He said: “Joey Barton is suspended, so someone will have the opportunity to come in and stake their claim for the shirt.

“We’ve got strength in depth in this squad. Our heads won’t be down for long. We’ll pick ourselves up and go again.”





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