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QPR 3-0 MK Dons: Chris Ramsey backs under-fire Karl Henry after fan criticism

PUBLISHED: 20:00 24 October 2015

Chris Ramsey says Karl Henry is an essential part of his QPR side

Chris Ramsey says Karl Henry is an essential part of his QPR side

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QPR head coach Chris Ramsey has defended Karl Henry after the midfielder yet again came in for criticism from supporters during his side's 3-0 victory over MK Dons.

Ramsey was also jeered, as well as Henry’s midfield partner Daniel Tozser, before Jay Emmanuel-Thomas broke the deadlock with a fine solo effort and Matt Phillips and substitute Junior Hoilett scored late on to add gloss to the scoreline.

And Ramsey was quick to heap praise on the former Wolves midfielder after the game, who was recalled to the starting line-up for the injured Sandro.

He said: “I look at the job Karl does and he does a lot of unseen work.

“There are players who look pretty and open things up and generally get the plaudits, but you also need players like him who are prepared to run and tackle. That’s what he gives us and it’s just as important.”

Three goals in the final 20 minutes eased the pressure on Ramsey, as the Rs’ secured just their second victory in eight league games. The former Tottenham coach once again reiterated to the home faihtful that he is the right man for the job.

He added: “We were on top for most of the game but didn’t take all our chances and when you play against a team that pass the ball like MK Dons you know there’s always a chance of them getting in behind you.

“We stuck at it and we got another clean sheet, which is important for us because we know if we can do that we are capable of scoring goals.

“We’re still in the gelling process and that’s something people have to realise. But we will get it right.”

Elsewhere, Ramsey revealed that Charlie Austin could return from injury in time to face Brentford at Griffin Park on Friday night.

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