Monday, 14 February 2011

We can't rely on Adel Taarabt all the time, Bradley Orr tells QPR

Bradley Orr

Bradley Orr has called on Queens Park Rangers' strikers to step up to ease the burden on star manAdel Taarabt.
The Moroccan has been an inspiration for the Championship leaders but made little impact yesterday as Rangers were held 1-1 by 10-man Nottingham Forest.
Tommy Smith had given the hosts the lead but a straight red card for Forest's Radoslaw Majewski for a foul on Taarabt only served to fire up the visitors.
There was a touch of good fortune about David McGoldrick's equaliser but
Forest then defended superbly in the second half, with Taarabt growing increasingly frustrated as Rangers struggled to find a way through.
And Orr admits that others in Neil Warnock's side have to take responsibility when their playmaker struggles to make an impact.
"Because Adel has so much ability, people look to him to do it every time he gets the ball but we need to realise that it's not always going to come off for him," said Orr as Rangers approach a run of three games against sides in the bottom half of the table.
"Teams will try to stifle Adel and double up on him. That's when other people need to step up to the plate and take the load off him a little bit.
"The likes of Ishmael Miller and Wayne Routledge did that but we just couldn't get the finish.
"A lot of teams come here and set their stall out to make it difficult for us to break them down. We have to deal with that and maybe in a week or two we will realise this was a good point.
"We are still at the top of the league and every single team in the division would swap places with us right now."
In the end, Rangers were fortunate to earn a point after Forest outplayed them for long periods following Smith's early goal.

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