Mark Warburton has admitted that his players needed to be far better at meeting the physical challenge Rotherham United posed in the Sky Bet Championship yesterday evening as the Millers ran out 3-1 winners.
Rangers actually took the lead as Lyndon Dykes continued his recent fine run of goal-scoring form but things fell apart for the Hoops in the closing stages as they slumped to another 3-1 defeat on the road – following on from their last at the City Ground.
Indeed, speaking after the game, it was clear Mark Warburton wasn’t overly impressed with what his side did in the final portion of the match, suggesting that physically they failed to stand up to the Millers.
He said, via West London Sport:
“We get the first goal – really well taken – and just very simply we didn’t deserve to win (after) the last half an hour.
“You can play all the nice football you like, but sometimes you have to roll your sleeves up and do the dirty side of the game.
“Rotherham do what they do and have great physicality. We knew what was coming and had to deal with it better than we did.”
An honest assessment from Warburton as QPR failed to build on their win over Sheffield Wednesday.
Of course, 2021 has been a top year for them so far with their form picking up very nicely indeed and they’ll be eager to try and secure a top 10 finish this campaign.
Rotherham have more to play for right now, of course, and were always going to put up quite the fight which, as per Warburton, QPR fell short of meeting over the duration of the 90 minutes.
Up next for Rangers a trip to Middlesbrough this weekend.