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I apologise – that’s unacceptable

MARK Warburton apologised to the QPR supporters and labelled the end to the game “unacceptable” as ten-man Rangers went down 4-0 at home to Nottingham Forest on Wednesday night.

Tobias Figueiredo gave the visitors the lead on 15 minutes, and things took a turn for the worst when Lee Wallace was dismissed five minutes after the restart.

The R’s showed their character as they searched for a leveller despite the numerical disadvantage but three goals in the final nine minutes made it a tough night for Warburton’s men.

“At 1-0 down with ten men and ten minutes to go we miss a big chance and it was a big moment in the game,” Warburton said.

“But from that point on it was unacceptable from us as a group of players and staff because we are all one team, we win together and lose together.

“From the 81st minute it was not QPR, we have given away three soft goals.

“The fact we went down to ten men is irrelevant - we didn’t win headers, didn’t win tackles and gave the ball away too cheaply."

Warburton apologised to the R's supporters, adding: “You have to enjoy the good moments but tonight is not acceptable. We weren’t good enough.

“I want to apologise to the fans, you don’t want to lose at home anyway but in that manner, it wasn’t acceptable.

“You can’t capitulate like that at home and concede three goals of that nature. We can praise the players when they are doing well but they must take the criticism when it comes their way.”

I want to apologise to the fans.

Mark Warburton
Luke Amos rides a tackle from former Rangers defender Jack Robinson