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Loan Rangers: Ingram praised in heavy defeat

DESPITE receiving praise for his performance, QPR goalkeeper Matt Ingram will want to forget Northampton Town’s 6-0 defeat against Bristol Rovers at the weekend in a hurry.

Ingram saved a 42nd minute penalty from Rovers Tom Nichols as the Cobblers went into the break just 1-0 down.

And despite making a number of saves after half-time Ingram was powerless to prevent the Pirates running riot at the Sixfields Stadium as they scored a further five times to inflicted a heavy loss on former R’s boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink’s side.

Speaking afterwards Ingram said: “There was so many opportunities to make saves that I was always going to make a few. I made some good saves, but at the same time we lost 6-0, so what does a save mean?

“It was a really disappointing performance. It was a first for a lot of people in the dressing room and a first for me to lose by six.

"It's hard to put your finger on it. We've got a great group of lads working together, and there's no reason why it shouldn't be working, but evidently there is. Next week we need to find that reason and put it right.

"It could have been (worse), but we need to work on making it better.”

Elsewhere, youngster Eberechi Eze received the plaudits for his display in Wycombe Wanderers 3-1 win at Cambridge United.

Eze struck two wonder goals for the Chairboys as Gareth Ainsworth’s side moved up to seventh spot in the League Two table.

QPR Under-23s teammate Jack Williams was an unused substitute for Wanderers.

Brandon Comley was a second half substitute for Colchester United in their 2-0 home win against Mansfield Town.

The Rs midfielder replaced Kyle Reid in the 55th minute of their League Two win to leave the U’s 15th in the table.

Finally, Alex Finney made a rare substitute appearance for Maidstone Town as he came off the bench in the 17th minute of their 1-1 draw against Guiseley.

Finney replaced Magnus Okuonghae, making only his fourth appearance of the season, in defence at the Gallagher Stadium as they dropped to 9th spot in the National League.

I made some good saves, but we lost 6-0, so what does a save mean?

Matt Ingram