QPR slumped to a 3-0 defeat at the hands of Barnsley last night and many R’s fans were left furious at the decision to replace Albert Adomah with Todd Kane in the second half.
The visitors went behind after just 27 minutes at Oakwell, with Rob Dickie sent off for bringing down Cauley Woodrow in the penalty area and the Tykes striker making no mistake with the subsequent spot-kick.
Connor Chaplin’s low effort beat Seny Dieng to double the deficit before half time and then Yoann Barbet’s own goal made it three just after the hour mark.
QPR have now gone seven games without a win and a tactical decision made by Mark Warburton early in the second half appears to have left many fans of the west London club livid.
With the R’s 2-0 and chasing the game in the 54th minute, Warburton opted to bring off a winger, Adomah, and replace him with a defender, Kane.
It seems a puzzling move given that the visitors needed goals and still had a like-for-like replacement in Chris Willock waiting on the bench at the time.
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Warburton’s men have failed to score in their four games since the international break and the decision to replace Adomah with Kane appears to have drawn a furious response from the Rangers faithful.
Read their reaction here:
Takes off Adomah for Kane. Takes off Bonne for Willock. What's the thinking there? Trying desperately for a goal and lucky not to concede 8. #QPR
— Barry Hughes (@BeejMediaUK) October 27, 2020
2-0 down and Kane on for Adomah will genuinely give me sleepless nights #QPR
— Harry Carter (@hazzacarter) October 27, 2020
Shambles absolute shambles. Kane for adomah 😫😵🙈
— Ben Platt (@bplatt23) October 27, 2020
A way back in by taking off Adomah for Kane?… have a laugh
— Chair’s missing leg (@QPRW12BZ) October 27, 2020
Adomah off and Kane on. Damage limitation. #QPR an absolute shambles. Warburton's team selections and substitutions are baffling.
— Nick Michell (@NickMichell1) October 27, 2020
That substitution tells me Warburton doesn’t want to be here anymore! 2-0 down and takes an attacker off to be replaced by a 5th defender 🤦🏼♂️ Jesus wept
— Gavin Cronin (@QPRGAV) October 27, 2020
😂😂Abysmal substitution https://t.co/PinAw459Dc
— Michael (@Mike_H92) October 27, 2020
Warburton playing for the sack now.
Hes lost the plot. https://t.co/B8fOE6UkRJ
— Conor Wells (@conorwells0) October 27, 2020