Neil Warnock fires warning to cruising Middlesbrough players after QPR defeat

Neil Warnock has warned his Middlesbrough players there will be changes this summer as their season continued to peter out with a losst at home to Queens Park Rangers.

Warnock is not too concerned about the league table now the play-off places are out of reach, but the Boro boss has warned his squad that he has seen things that have convinced him it is time to make changes before next season.

Warnock said: “I have got a few answers. In some respects, it is frustrating, disappointing, all of those adjectives. There were a few answers out there. I know who I have to get out, keep and build on.

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“My mind was helped with one or two performances out there. To give two goals away, I still don’t understand.

Queens Park Rangers goalkeeper Seny Dieng is sent off during the Sky Bet Championship match at Middlesbrough. (Picture: PA)

“Djed Spence was marking the man and let him (Wallace) head in the goal. Any player has to stick with the man. It was the winning goal in the end.

“You can see we have a nucleus of good players, unfortunately we missed the lads we have missing.

“We have to bring players in so that when we do lose certain players we have good ones to replace them.”

QPR moved above Boro despite having to play the final 32 minutes with 10 men after goalkeeper Seny Dieng was dismissed for a professional foul on Duncan Watmore. Rob Dickie’s 30-yard thunderbolt was followed by Lee Wallace’s first for Rangers since arriving from Scotland almost two years ago. Yannick Bolasie heading in for Boro in the 28th minute.

Middlesbrough manager Neil Warnock (Picture: PA)

Middlesbrough: Archer, Fisher (Johnson 55), Hall, McNair, Spence (Coulson 63), Saville, Howson, Bola, Kebano, Bolasie (Assombalonga 82), Watmore. Unused subs: Bettinelli, Akpom, Ashley Fletcher, Hackney, Malley, Coburn.

QPR: Dieng, Kakay, Dickie, Barbet, Johansen, Adomah (Ball 74), Thomas (Lumley 60), Chair (Duke-Mckenna 86), Wallace, Dykes, Willock (Field 74). Unused substitutes: Kane, Bonne,Hamalainen, Bettache, Kelman.

Referee: M Donohue (Lancashire).

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