Queens Park Rangers manager Mark Warburton has pulled few punches following the lacklustre performance against Boreham Wood in Tuesday night’s pre-season friendly at Meadow Park.
Having taken the lead through Ebere Eze’s penalty, quality efforts from our hosts gave them a 2-1 victory on the night, and Warburton was quick to point at our failings on the day, citing a clear lack of intensity and also that it’s key we make the right capture up top as we lacked a proper punch.
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Pre-season is the time for mistakes though and Warburton is still in the process of getting his wants and desires over to the players following his appointment, so few fans should really care about friendly results – even if they do bite – but as long as we can see progress and Warbs can see his message slowly starting to come through, all that matters is how we perform when we open the campaign for real.
Over these few weeks, he will, however, learn a lot about the players and it seems plenty of fans appreciated his honest appraisal when you look through the comments on social media.
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His full interview can be read on the Official Site.
“It’s not about going out and getting any striker, we’re trying to get the right strikers who will add the right quality to us and will score the goals that we’ll need in the division. Les and his team are putting in a lot of hard work, as we all are, to try and find the right players. It’s a difficult time and the Premier League clubs are going away on tour and some clubs are waiting for other clubs to move [sign players] to trigger a snowball effect down the pyramid. Right now, we are looking avidly in certain positions and strikers on top of that. A lot of work is going on behind the scenes and rest assured we and the QPR fans are aware of what we need.”