QPR coach Kevin Bond castigated the side that lost to Swindon 2-0 in the Capital Cup for being too ‘slow.’
Yet again, Rangers fell in an early round to inferior opposition, and Bond reckoned the blame could be laid fair and square on a sluggish start.
He said: “It was too slow. We didn't play quickly enough when we had the ball. We picked it up in the second half but we got what we deserved. It was a fair result.
“We did put a strong side out and wanted to build on the results we've had this season and keep the momentum going.
“It wasn't a game we wanted to take chances with. With wanted to progress but it turned out to be hugely disappointing.”
Rangers had chances to claw back a 1-0 deficit in the second half, but a glaring miss from Shaun Wright-Phillips (pic) through on goal and a disallowed header from former Swindon hero Charlie Austin had Bond and manager Harry Redknapp wriggling in their dugout seats.
“We upped the tempo in the second half, but ultimately the damage was done in the first,” said Bond.
“We knew Swindon would play good football and they did, but in all fairness I think we allowed them to play and as a consequence we never got our game going.”
But plans to add new players before the transfer window will go ahead regardless of the result, and not because of it.
“The manager knows what areas he wants to strengthen and I don't think anything will have changed after that game,” added Bond