Search

QPR boss McClaren ‘shocked and angered’ by thrashing at West Brom

PUBLISHED: 10:00 20 August 2018 | UPDATED: 10:46 20 August 2018

Queens Park Rangers manager Steve McClaren (pic: John Walton/PA)

Queens Park Rangers manager Steve McClaren (pic: John Walton/PA)

PA Wire/PA Images

Rs lost 7-1 at Baggies on Saturday

Queens Park Rangers manager Steve McClaren was left “shocked and angry” after seeing his side thrashed 7-1 at West Brom.

The Rs are propping up the table after losing all three of their Sky Bet Championship games so far this season.

Former England boss McClaren said: “After 50 minutes I thought we were fine but we made two mistakes and we collapsed.

“That is unacceptable to QPR fans, unacceptable to us, the players, the club and we have to do something about it on Tuesday against Bristol City.

“We need a reaction. In the first three games of the season we fought. I never saw that coming and I am shocked and angry.

“We knew that this was a young squad, talented, but talent doesn’t get you everywhere. This was a harsh lesson and we will see who comes out of that.

“There is a lot of things going on behind the scenes - embargoes, fines and we can’t do this and we can’t do that - but we are working every day with the loan market open.

“We need reinforcements to help these younger players.

“After the third goal we couldn’t cope and that is to do with mentality. We need to go through the fire to come out the other end and this is the fire.

“Today I didn’t like what I saw and we have to do something about it and make sure it doesn’t happen again. Let’s see how they react after being hurt.”

The Baggies broke the deadlock when Matt Phillips scored against his former club in the 29th minute before Rangers drew level five minutes later through Joel Lynch.

Kieran Gibbs regained the lead with his first goal for Albion in the 53rd minute after Harvey Barnes hit the post.

Jay Rodriguez made no mistake from the spot after Dwight Gayle had been fouled in the 56th minute.

Gayle converted a Gibbs cross to score his first goal since his arrival on loan from Newcastle United in the 67th minute and then won an 82nd-minute penalty that was converted by Rodriguez.

Phillips grabbed Albion’s sixth after a run into the area in the 88th minute, before Hal Robson-Kanu completed the rout in stoppage time.

It was West Brom’s biggest win for 11 years and manager Darren Moore was delighted with the clinical nature of his side in the second half.

Moore said: “At half-time I was happy with the performance and I thought they were hanging on.

“I told the boys to persevere and they did that.

“At the top end of the pitch through Harvey, Matty, Jay and Dwight we have got players who have the skill and attributes to put the ball in the back of the net.

“I thought there was a ruthlessness about them.

“We are delighted to have those four at the top end of the pitch but it is a squad effort.

“We are trying to move in the right direction and that can only be good for us as a football club. But there are still a lot of hard work ahead.”

Moore was pleased to see Gayle open his account and he added: “I am delighted for Dwight.

“He is always a threat and that is a sign of a good striker. He won two penalties, scored a goal and worked tirelessly for the team.”

Latest Kilburn & Brent Stories

Yesterday, 18:53

Hendon fell to a fourth away defeat in their last five matches on the road after another disappointing display saw them beaten by two Basingstoke Town goals in the space of three first-half minutes.

Yesterday, 09:15

Harrow saw three players sent off in the first half of their match with the leaders and conceded five times after the restart on a day to forget in Somerset.

Yesterday, 08:00

Letters, contributions and comments sent in from Times’ readers this week.

Saturday, December 8, 2018

In a match that was open for both sides, neither team seized the opportunity and took a point apiece at Clarence Park.

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Queens Park Rangers manager Steve McClaren claimed referee Peter Bankes cost his side a result after awarding Leeds a penalty which Kemar Roofe converted to give United a 2-1 comeback win at Elland Road.

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Sky Bet Championship: Leeds United 2 Queens Park Rangers 1

I was recently in North Kensington, just over Brent’s boundary, with the Grenfell Health & Wellbeing Service; I am lead governor at Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust, which runs it, and saw it close up.

Friday, December 7, 2018

The Carlton Tavern could be reopened in April, nine months after the planning inspectorate told them to rebuild it.

PROMOTED CONTENT

A new community centre, The Yellow, opens in Wembley Park in the heart of the Brent community. From October 1, the hub will offer a selection of arts and fitness classes, many of which will be free.

The Granville has begun taking bookings for workspaces and events ahead of its opening this spring.

Brent Clinical Commissioning Group has announced changes to the community’s cardiology service.

Newsletter Sign Up

Kilburn Times twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read Kilburn sport

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Brent & Kilburn Times
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now