Extended player ratings: Saints 2 QPR 3

Last updated : 09 February 2008 By Saint Bobby

Kelvin Davis - 5: Atrocious failure to communicate with Wright for the crucial third QPR goal and generally unimpressive throughout.

Wright - 5: Not awful other than for two goals! Weak cover on the far post for the second Rangers' goal and inexcusable screw up for the third. Credit to him for filling in for our vacant left-back slot, but this doesn't look like a long-term solution.

Andrew Davies - 7.5: Another solid display. Showed his frustration by hoofing the ball away after we went 3-1 down. And I sympathise with him. He often looks too good to play in this team. MAN OF THE MATCH.

Darren Powell - 6: Brings strength but not much style at the back. A competent centre-back at this level but doesn't offer much to a team supposedly committed to playing the ball on the ground. Goal a bonus.

Wayne Thomas (subbed for Viafara, 52 mins) - 6.5: A few glimpses that he might be okay as a makeshift right-back by assisting Hammill in a few moves down the flank, but better in the centre of defence.

Adam Hammill (subbed for Saganowski at half-time) - 5: Showed some bite and determination but no end product. Clearly has the skill and physical fitness but was part of a midfield four with a worrying lack of pace.

Youssef Safri (sent off) - 6.5: Heavily involved in virtually anything of artistic merit we ever did, but that isn't saying much. He remains our most important player if the rest of the team are performing adequately, but doesn't have the ingenuity to turn a match himself.

Jason Euell - 3: A laughably poor performance. Tries to take time on the ball when there is none and panics when he is in acres of space. Has now completely lost the crowd and doesn't merit a place in the starting XI - or even the squad - on this form.

Drew Surman - 6: Not up to his usual standards, but still worked the flank well. As with Hammill, the distinct lack of speed meant we were not able to cut through a mediocre QPR defence as well as we could.

Bradley Wright-Phillips - 3: An embarrassing effort. Contributed virtually nothing to the team and showed no guile or guts. I was as likely to score from the stands as he was. One very tame shot on goal does not amount to a right to start a match. Has to be dropped for a fully-fit (or even 2/3 fit) Saganowski. Shockingly bad.

Stern John - 5: Other than his obvious strength and technical skills, he needs players to feed off and feed into. He didn't look like scoring even when he did. His skied effort in the first half is the miss of the season.

Marek Saganowski (on for Hammill at half-time) - 5: Failed to get involved in the game and doesn't seem to understand where to play in a front three, but at least ran hard and showed some good positional sense.

Jhon Viafara (on for Thomas, 52 mins) - 6: Merits a place in the starting XI. Has pace, power and grit. But the first of these is wasted at right-back.

Adam Lallana (on for Wright-Phillips, 68 mins) - 6: Full of running and maybe a bit too determined to prove his worth, but might be a good prospect for the future despite several false starts.

Dodd/Gorman - 5: Forgiveable to begin with the same team that worked well at Palace, but were unimaginative and unproductive in substitutions and tactical changes. Euell should not have stayed on the park and Idiakez should have been used in an effort to bring some creativity to the play. After good performances against Norwich and Palace, this inclines me back to the view that they offer only a very short-term solution to our managerial problem.