Gareth Ainsworth send QPR strong message following chants and criticism from QPR supporters

Gareth Ainsworth, the beleaguered QPR manager, acknowledges the chants and criticism directed at him by the Championship club’s fans. He understands the frustration but remains determined to persevere, despite the team’s recent 2-0 loss to West Bromwich Albion on Tuesday.

QPR has now suffered five consecutive losses, with two occurring after the international break. The next challenge for the team is a match against the high-flying league leaders, Leicester City, at Loftus Road.

In the game against West Brom, QPR initially aimed to frustrate their hosts at The Hawthorns, and they succeeded until just before the hour mark when Kenneth Paal committed a foul inside the penalty area, leading to a red card for Jimmy Dunne, who had received two yellow cards in the span of two minutes. Brandon Thomas-Asante converted the penalty, and Grady Diangana scored a second goal nine minutes later, securing a victory for West Brom.

As a result of this defeat, QPR finds itself in the relegation zone, with only eight points from 13 games in the Championship.

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Championship Table (As it stands w/c October 23rd)
Team P GD Pts
17 Swansea City 13 1 15
18 Huddersfield Town 13 -10 14
19 Watford 12 -1 13
20 Stoke City 12 -5 13
21 Plymouth Argyle 12 -1 12
22 QPR 13 -15 8
23 Rotherham United 11 -12 6
24 Sheffield Wednesday 12 -14 3


With teams above them still to play, the four-point gap between the R’s and safety could grow wider this evening.

Gareth Ainsworth responds to fan criticism

The majority of the R’s fanbase appear to have run out of patience with Ainsworth and some made their frustration felt from the away end last night.

Speaking after the game he responded to supporters and vowed to fight on.

“I want to make it clear, I’m a fighter,” he conveyed in a conversation with the club’s media. “We are committed to battling our way out of this situation, and I’ve been emphasizing this all along. It’s the only path forward, and it’s what we must do now.

I’m aware that the fans are becoming increasingly frustrated. Of course, there have been songs and criticisms, but it’s entirely understandable because they’ve shown strong support.

In the first half, I believe we had some positive moments, some effective breakaways. In the second half, we had a strategy to alleviate the pressure. It’s very reminiscent of last year when it helped us avoid relegation, similar to what Burnley and Stoke did.

But it’s not feasible to achieve success with ten players on the field, and giving away penalties makes it even tougher.

I want to reiterate that I will stand by my players, as I always have, and I will keep pushing forward. I’m going to prepare them for Saturday, even though we’re missing a couple of key players, which will be quite challenging.

Our issues tonight weren’t about effort or football; it was the avoidable mistakes that cost us. There was a bit of inexperience, and we certainly don’t train to give away penalties or get red cards. Our training focuses on an 11-man system, with an emphasis on improvement as the game progresses. On a positive note, Chris seemed fine, and I thought Reggie had a fantastic debut, a real positive for us.

Yet, it’s another defeat, and I fully grasp the club’s situation. I’m determined to fight and steer the club out of this challenging period.”

Gareth Ainsworth’s position as manager is increasingly precarious. While R’s CEO Les Hoos publicly supported him during the international break, recent reports suggest that a managerial change could be on the horizon if QPR experiences losses to West Brom, Leicester, and Rotherham United.

Considering Leicester’s outstanding form this season, with 36 out of a possible 39 points, it would be an enormous upset if QPR were to secure anything from Saturday’s match. The future may hinge on their performance in the upcoming match against Rotherham in the first week of November. Rotherham is also struggling and currently sits below QPR in the league standings, so a defeat in the New York Stadium could be the tipping point for the club’s decision-makers to consider a managerial change.

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