QPR player ratings: Polter on target again as Hoilett shines in away victory
PUBLISHED: 23:00 17 January 2016 | UPDATED: 23:03 17 January 2016
QPR recorded their first win in nine games after a rampant second-half display at Rotherham on Saturday, eventually running out 3-0 winners. Here the Times assesses how the Rangers players performed at the New York Stadium.
Alex Smithies – When called upon Smithies was equal to the task and made some decent saves. Also got hold of some tricky corners at crucial times. A good day at the office for the returnin keeper 7/10
James Perch – This was a solid, if unspectacular performance by the right back. Perch got forward when the opportunity arose, to good effect 6/10
Grant Hall – The centre-back was at the heart of a solid defensive display, making a series of crucial blocks and tackles. Things keep getting better and better for the former Tottenham defender 8/10
Nedum Onuoha – Made a key block in the first half to prevent Derbyshire from close range - a crucial moment in the game - and never looked in danger throughout. A very good display from the Rs skipper. 8/10
Paul Konchesky – Got beat for pace on a couple of occasions by Tottenham loanee Grant Ward in the first half. Was a lot more steady in the second half and got forward at times. 6/10
Matt Phillips – After a poor first-half showing, Phillips was excellent after the break and would have impressed the scouts in attendance, which notably included Bouremouth - who have expressed an interest in bringing the winger back to the Premier League in this window. 7/10
Massimo Luongo – Looked way off the pace in the first half, clearly lacking match fitness and sharpness, but he was a different player after the break, doing some impressive defensive work as well as getting forward and creating opportunities for his team-mates. 7/10
Karl Henry – While Henry was caught out at times in midfield, he did tidy up a lot in midfield, which perhaps goes unnoticed at times. 6/10
Leroy Fer – After struggling to have any impact on proceedings in the first half, the Dutchman showed plenty of quality after the break and supported Sebastian Polter well up front - providing the assists for the third goal in stoppage time. 7/10
Junior Hoilett – The winger put in a solid performance causing the Rotherham defence no end of problems with his direct running and ability to ride challenges. His superb solo goal capped off an impressive, hardworking display from the Canadian. 8/10
Sebastian Polter – The striker is clearly relishing the fact that he is the club’s main striker following the recent departure of Charlie Austin. The German put in another tireless display, netting deep into stoppage time - his third goal in his last four outings for the Rs. 8/10
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