‘Probably all over’ for Ferdinand – Marsh

QPR legend Rodney Marsh has told Talksport he believes Rio Ferdinand “has had one year too many” and described the team’s performance in Sunday’s 2-0 defeat at West Ham as “embarrassing”.

Marsh also criticised recent signings Leroy Fer and Sandro and said manager Harry Redknapp “has made some mistakes”.

The loss at Upton Park left Redknapp’s side bottom of the table with only four points from their opening seven matches.

“The players had a lot to answer for on Sunday but, for me, Rio Ferdinand looked like he played in diver’s boots.

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“He’s had one year too many for me. If he carries on like this for the next 10 games it won’t salvage his season.

“It’s probably all over for Rio. He’s a great, great player but at the moment he’s really, really struggling.

“There needs to be changes. I look at the players like Leroy Fer, is he capable of pulling you out of a relegation battle?

“Sandro was bought in to show some fight but isn’t. To me he looks like a red card waiting to happen every time he plays.

“Who can they sign to change the team? The only person you look at and think ‘well he’ll have a go’ is Joey Barton and he’s not playing.”

And Marsh believes the current Rangers team looks alarmingly similar to the one which was widely criticised when relegated from the top flight the season before last.

He said: “I look at the team back when Mark Hughes was manager and they had a team of ageing players who didn’t look committed to the cause.

“I look at this team now. I can’t name a player where you think ‘oh my goodness he’s going to go into a game, sort out a few people, make a few tackles and upset a few people’.

“I’m very disappointed in QPR. It’s my club. I can’t see how they’re going to dug themselves out of this hole.”

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