Queens Park Rangers legend Andy Sinton claims that midfielder Geoff Cameron deserved the red card that will keep him out of Saturday’s meeting with Barnsley.
The midfielder who made 191 appearances for the R’s between 1989 and 1993 was speaking on the Loftcast ahead of the match against Gerhard Struber’s team.
Cameron was sent off for two bookable offences against Preston North End with the score 1-1 at Deepdale.
Luckily for the USA international though, goals from Ryan Manning and Eberechi Eze sealed the 3-1 win for the Hoops who are now just six points adrift of the playoffs in 13th place.
“Geoff gets his booking and then commits one just after,” Sinton said.
“I’m thinking, ‘okay, your next one Geoff, you’re probably going to be in trouble’. You look at the clock and you see 30 minutes to go and he commits to the challenge – there’s not much there but it’s probably the right decision.”
A win over Barnsley at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium on Saturday could see QPR rise as high as 10th, provided results elsewhere go their way.
Cameron has been a regular this season and his experience could be missed.
However, a home match against a Barnsley side in the bottom three should be winnable for an in-form QPR, with or without the 34-year-old.
Dominic Ball has been excellent alongside Cameron in recent weeks and in Luke Amos, Mark Warburton has an able deputy for the American.