Monday 26 June 2017

Keeper crisis takes toll on Warnock

Simon Peach

Neil Warnock has hit out at the Premier League's "scandalous" decision to prevent QPR making an emergency loan signing after both first choice goalkeepers were injured. The QPR boss hit out at the league after he was forced to play third-choice keeper Radek Cerny in yesterday's 2-1 defeat to Norwich at Carrow Road.

"We asked the Premier League if we could sign an emergency keeper," Warnock said. "They talked about it for two days and then told us that we had to bring back a lad from Boreham Wood."

The Canaries dominated the opening exchanges and broke the deadlock after 15 minutes when skipper Russell Martin reacted quickest during a melee in the six-yard box. QPR responded well and got a deserved equaliser through Luke Young, but the west Londoners were denied a share of the spoils as substitute Grant Holt bundled home the winner.

Warnock's Norwich counterpart Paul Lambert, by comparison, was delighted with the attitude his side showed.

"I have trust when we go on the field of play that they are going to perform and I've done that for the past two years. I have trusted them and they have just been a brilliant, brilliant group to work with," Lambert said.

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