Cardiff City head coach Neil Warnock has told West London Sport it was disappointing to see that QPR only use long ball tactics now.

While he is currently the boss of Cardiff, Warnock received a hero’s welcome on his return to Loftus Road as he is still a favourite after getting them promoted to the Premier League. However the QPR fans were even happier at the end of the match after they were able to claim a 2-1 win. Cardiff got off to the better start with Sol Bamba scoring the opener before the end of the first half, but QPR fought back and got the win when Yeni Ngbakoto got the equaliser and an Ashley Richards own goal gave the West London side the win.

However while Warnock was obviously disappointed to see his side lose, he was also sad to see that QPR’s main tactic now was long ball, with the team looking to pump balls up to their lanky striker Matt Smith. With Holloway known for getting his teams playing good football, it was how he got his Blackpool side promoted to the Premier League after all, it is a huge criticism of a side that he is beloved at.

He said: “I’m not surprised (by his welcome). I love them here and they’ve been brilliant with me. They won’t forget that year in a rush.”

“It’s changed now. It’s long ball all the time now to (Matt) Smith – whack it up from the back and see what they can get off him.”


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