Bin day for QPR after landslide loss to Forest

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Five goals troubled the goal of Alex Smithies as QPR sunk to a dispiriting loss at Nottingham Forest

By Nick Skoric

QPR’s training ground will be peppered with bins after the 5-2 loss to Nottingham Forest at the weekend.

The bins will not only help as somewhere to dump the memories of the garbage performance at the City Ground into the trash, but also for the Hoops’ lack of scavenging on the day.

It follows Ian Holloway’s castigation of his players for failing to get into the opposition’s faces like a ‘crazed raccoon’ around a bin.

Drill number one on Monday’s bitterly cold morning would have surely involved bin raiding followed by some defensive drills. QPR have now shipped seven goals in their last two games – and now sit just nine points off the relegation zone.

Rangers’ sieve-like defence allowed Forest to end their five-game winless streak with aplomb and compounded the R’s to their second consecutive heavy defeat to Forest after the 4-0 drumming in November.

The fixture list does not get any easier with play-off contenders Aston Villa up next on Saturday. QPR chairman Tony Fernandes tweeted Monday morning to reassure the fans that he is taking the club in the right direction.

He tweeted: “There are going to be ups and downs in the club as we are rebuilding. Saturday was a down but there have been many ups. We have many battles to manage but we are managing and we feel making some progress.”

Early reaction suggested his tweet had not gone down well with Hoops faithful – and I expect more backlash from the fans if QPR fail to pick up points against Villa.

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