Queens Park Rangers midfielder Leroy Fer spoke out after the west Londoners slumped to an 11th straight Premier League away defeat at Stoke City on Saturday.
Speaking to qpr.co.uk, Fer stressed “It’s the same situation again, we’ve said it all before. We had a couple of chances but didn’t take them, and we gave goals away that we didn’t have to. That’s what makes it so frustrating.”
A Jonathan Walters hat-trick gave Stoke all three points but QPR only have themselves to blame after individual defensive errors cost them yet again.
Fer was instrumental in Niko Kranjcar’s reply and almost scored from long range while Joey Barton hit the crossbar from a free-kick.
However, the R’s cannot keep bemoaning bad fortune for their horrendous away form and Fer has set the team the challenge of eradicating these defensive lapses.
He said “It’s not that we don’t work or battle. It’s just down to the fact we keep giving goals away and making it so tough for ourselves. We said to each other afterwards that we have given goals away far too easily.”
"But right now it is just a feeling of frustration because we’re all working hard but the points aren’t coming.”
Transfer Day Activity?
QPR fans will be holding their breaths today on transfer deadline day to see if manager Harry Redknapp has some tricks up his sleeve to bolster the squad ahead of a tight relegation battle which looks set to go down to the wire.
But chairman Tony Fernandes tweeted the following today, declaring the days of splashing out cash to paper over the cracks are over.
It looks like Rangers will be depending on Redknapp’s renowned ‘wheeling and dealing’ approach if they are to aid their survival attempt with fresh faces.