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QPR v Reading - Player Ratings

So who were the real heros of our 3-1 win at Loftus Road? We run through our player ratings and invite you to cast your votes for player of the match.

Chris Brunskill

Alex McCarthy - 6

Had relatively solid game but also a quiet one. He could be partially blamed for the goal having not picked it up. He was reduced to many stopping long shots and gave a good account of himself after the error at Sheffield Wednesday last week.

Chris Gunter - 8

His consistency is a good sign. He was good going forward and had few problems down the right. Wasn't his best game but he was solid and good going forward.

Jordan Obita - 7

Obita's turn at left back has been keeping others out the club and for good reason. He probably should have played Doyle offside for the goal but he did whip in a few good deliveries and again was solid at the back.

Kaspars Gorkss - 6

He played quite well but a few times his lack of pace was exposed. It would have been a higher rating had it not been for, in my opinion, the harsh red card. He is definitely a decent ddefender at this level.

Alex Pearce - 7

Has another solid display at the back, he was partially responsible for the goal due to miscommunication with McCarthy. Pearce was winning a fair few headers as well, not allowing himself to be bullied by the opposition. It was good to see him score again.

Danny Williams - 8

He was electrifying for the first 20 and is slowly becoming a fan favourite. He is keeping Guthrie out the side and for good reason. He was everywhere during the game and even after QPR's midfield stepped up their game he was still covering every blade of grass that he could. Plus the header for the goal was the best I have seen in a while.

Hope Akpan - 7

He was industrious and effective, especially in the first 20. Seemed to drop off a little as the game progressed and his inexperience showed a few times but his partnership with Williams is quickly becoming a solid one.

Garath McCleary - 9

My personal man of the match, he was terrorising Asou-Ekotto down the wing and every time he touched the ball you felt as though it was positive. In my opinion he's probably one of the top three wingers in this league and his goal was a tremendous strike. Every time I see this guy I get excited.

Jobi McAnuff - 8

One of his best performances I've seen for a long time. McAnuff was back defending when he needed to be and got an assist from the corner for Pearce's header. His delivery was questionable at times but you simply couldn't fault his work rate.

Pavel Pogrebnyak - 7

Held up play well and bullied the QPR defence. He was big strong and held up play very well. Again not his best ever performance but like most of the team he was solid if not spectacular.

Adam LeFondre - 6

Largely anonymous all game bar the nice cross for Williams header. He wasn't really anywhere and seemed largely removed from the action.


Michael Hector (73min) - 7

Didn't really get to see much of the big man for his extended cameo but when called upon once or twice he looked comfortable. We may well be seeing him a lot in the near future if Gorkss 4 game ban is upheld. Keep an eye out.

Hal Robson-Kanu (85min) - N/A

Didn't really have a chance to impact he game.

Stephen Kelly (93min)- N/A

Again much like Kanu he had no chance to impact and was merely a tool for timewasting.