Date: 26th September 2018 at 10:50am
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Queens Park Rangers travelled to Bloomfield Road to face Blackpool in the third round of the EFL Cup yesterday evening and almost without even a whimper we crashed out of the competition with a 2-0 defeat.

Manager Steve McClaren did make a few changes for the game but the experiment didn’t work and for those who had been knocking on his door for a chance, it’s probably best they take a long look in the mirror after that performance.

QPR’s cause wasn’t helped as Jordan Cousins saw red for two bookable offences as we went down to ten men in the second half, but their late second goal was largely coming anyway so it’s not like the man’s disadvantage overly turned the game against us.

With a number of poor performances on the evening, Cousins and 22-year-old Sean Goss (making his first appearance of the year) certainly took some flack and as the above comments show, it’s just reopened the debate about Ryan Manning and letting him leave on loan.

If there is a defence for McClaren, he wouldn’t have expected to hand opportunities out like that and then expect to see that return on them.