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Individual errors are costing us

MARK Warburton admitted individual errors were costing QPR as they suffered a 2-1 defeat at Blackburn Rovers on Tuesday night.

Goals for the hosts from Adam Armstrong and Darragh Lenihan sandwiched Jordan Hugill’s strike during the first-half, and Warburton told www.qpr.co.uk: “I have yet to see a team that opens us up.

“We are making individual errors. We are giving soft goals away and giving ourselves a mountain to climb.

“It is very frustrating because we are making it hard for ourselves when it shouldn’t be.

“We have given away two soft goals tonight. We got a good first goal back and in the second half Liam Kelly didn’t have a save to make.”

Rangers enjoyed the lion’s share of possession over the course of the game but failed to create clear-cut chances despite having much of the ball, and Warburton added: “We just needed to show more quality in the final third.

“I thought we had enough of the ball in dangerous areas but our movement could have been better and I thought our final ball lacked a bit of guile.

“You have to get your rewards. You can’t talk about how well you played if you don’t put the ball in the back of the net.”

Conor Masterson made his third consecutive start for QPR and the R’s chief has been pleased with the 21-year-old’s progress, but said it is important that young players are protected to further aid their development.

“You have to look after young players,” Warburton said.

“They come in, they have that initial adrenaline burst and they do really well but young players need to be managed appropriately.

“A lot of thought goes into it by myself, John Eustace and the staff into how best to use them.

“All credit to Conor because he is doing exceptionally well – I wouldn’t pick him otherwise.

“I am picking him because he deserves to be picked.”

Rangers will look to get back on track this weekend when they host Bristol City in W12.

The Robins are in sixth spot in the table following their 1-0 midweek win at Reading, and Warburton added: “They are a very good team and we have to go into it and from the first whistle impose ourselves.

“You have seen the chances we can create and the areas we get in to – teams know we are good on the ball but we have to get our rewards.

“If you don’t get your rewards you start to lose belief.

“We have to put the ball in the back of the net – that’s the game.”

It is very frustrating because we are making it hard for ourselves.

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