QPR boss Mark Warburton has told Kilburn Times that Nottingham Forest defender Matty Cash should have been sent off in last night’s game.
The Reds thrashed a hapless QPR side, putting them to the sword with three goals in the last nine minutes of the contest.
The challenge for the hosts was made all the more difficult when Lee Wallace was sent off five minutes into the second half.
Warburton thought the red card was harsh and also cited Matty Cash’s challenge on Ryan Manning which referee Stephen Martin deemed a yellow card.
He told Kilburn Times: “The red card, I’ve seen it. I thought that was exceptionally harsh, it’s a yellow card.
“The first contact we should clear but Grant Hall was five feet away and it’s close enough.
“Then I see a shocking foul on Ryan Manning seconds later that isn’t a red card so you can imagine the frustration. The guy was two feet off the ground. I don’t want to see anyone sent off but I’m not asking for a sending off. I just want a level playing field.”
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The former Reds boss has now overseen six winless games and QPR fans are getting a little bit frustrated with the boss.
It has to be said that the budget isn’t massive at Loftus Road but nonetheless he is still blessed with some quality players.
Yoann Barbet, Jordan Hugill and Eberechi Eze are all decent assets and they should be performing better.
Warburton says he has seen the red card incident again but he should perhaps watch the Matty Cash incident again too.
If he was to take a second look at the tackle that he thought was a red, he will spot that Cash makes little, if any contact with Ryan Manning at all.
Warburton quoted his usual ‘fine margins’ stuff in his post-match press conference – a tag that he often wheeled out during his time in charge of Forest.
The Reds cranked up the pressure on their former boss last night and it would appear he is feeling the heat.