Stop me if you’ve heard this one before.
The fact that even the man responsible is starting to realise how repetitive he is without actually managing to sort out the problem, you realise just what kind of a mess we find ourselves in.
Queens Park Rangers lost again over the weekend, this time to Huddersfield Town, and once again they failed to find the back of the net in the process, something that boss Mark Warburton is starting to get all too familiar with.
Speaking after the game, Warburton bemoaned the fact that his side just can’t seem to find that killer edge that has left them chasing games:
“I sound like a broken record currently, but you’ve got to take your chances. We’re creating a number of opportunities and looking like a good team, but ultimately we’re toothless at the moment. We looked threatening in the first half and got into some good areas, but we’re not taking our chances – you have to get your rewards.”
At this point, I’ve run out of ideas as to what the problem is at QPR and how to fix it, and by the sounds of his comments, I think Warburton has too. We knew that we were going to lose something when Nahki Wells left for Bristol City, it’s never easy losing your top scorer, but we still haven’t managed to find a solution to the problem, and it’s really affecting our form.
I said earlier in the season about how certain games would act as ‘tests’ for Warburton and the team, well these next few weeks are going to be exactly the same for those concerned.
Will Warburton still be in charge next season?
If Warburton can’t find a way to get our goal scoring back on track, then it will prove once and for all that we really were a one-man team when we had Wells in our ranks, and that we might need to start looking for a manager who can actually get something out of this team.