QPR manager Ian Holloway saw the funny side after defender James Perch refused to come off in yesterday's 2-1 victory over Hull.
The Hoops had used all of their substitutions when Perch picked up a knock in a nasty collision, and Holloway says he was keen for the defender to come off to prevent further damage.
He said: "I went mad at Perch because I wanted to bring him off but he wouldn’t come off!
"I wanted to try and get him out of the way of being in the danger area and he still won’t come off. What more can I ask as a QPR player who put my heart on my sleeve? I wasn’t the nicest looking player that we ever had but I never gave in, and that’s what I saw him do for us.
"As days go, I’m going to have to go and sit down now because I’ve told someone to come off, we’ve already done our subs and I wanted to get him off and out of the way so we haven’t wrecked his knee and he wouldn’t.
"So I should be really happy about that shouldn’t I?
"Part of me wants to bounce him on my knee and say ‘oi you, you do what I tell you and get off next time!’, because I thought Sylla or Matt Smith, being fit men could have dug in a little bit more.
“I wouldn’t have come off. Birch (Marc Bircham), Curt (Curtis Fleming) and Les (Ferdinand) wouldn’t have come off, but we’d have gone into an area and been a body – a nuisance – not in the middle of the defence right in the heart of where they’re going to get at us for Christ’s sake!
“Luckily, his team-mates helped him and they’re all celebrating the fact that he wanted to stay on with them.
"But what can I say? Perchy, well done mate; but next time do what I say because it might damage you!"