Blues put through the Hoops

Andy Munro watches Blues go down at Queens Park Rangers.

Blues have a fairly poor record at Loftus Road and the footballing ley lines came into play once again as we came away pointless, and probably deservedly so.

In fairness, Rangers are a few seasons ahead in building a powerful attacking force and with the likes of Charlie Austin were always going to test a Blues defence. Yet again, Harlee Dean and Marc Roberts looked worryingly less of a confident unit while only Matija Sarkic and Dion Sanderson emerged with any credit.

Maybe the time has come to revert to a back four as Jeremie Bela is as unimpressive tackling back as he is generally impressive going forward.

Ivan Sunjic was yet again the pick of midfield, although Ryan Woods wasn’t as influential as he can be. Further forward, Tahith Chong still drifts around and maybe his undoubted skill set needs to be channelled in a more disciplined way. Troy Deeney won plenty in the air but desperately needs a goal in open play while Scott Hogan huffed and puffed but yet again looked like he was never going to blow the QPR house down.

Up next are Nottingham Forest at St Andrews and while there’s no need to panic just yet, it’s a must win game if we are to retain our current comfort zone place in mid-table.