Queens Park Ranger’s started life under their new owner with their first Premier League win of the season on Saturday. Neil Warnock was delighted as Rangers, who had key players stricken with a virus, beat Everton 1-0 at Goodison Park.
Warnock’s side started their campaign with a dismal performance, losing 4-0 at home to Bolton and the QPR boss revealed that their preparations for the trip to Everton were disrupted when an illness hit their players.
The bug had affected many of their players, with some taking the field on Saturday still suffering from the virus, however Tommy Smith was still able to give Rangers the win with his first-half strike.
Warnock revealed “We have had a bit of a nightmare since the takeover on Thursday. We have had a virus in the club and three lads went down yesterday,”
“DJ Campbell had to be sent home. He collapsed.”
“Taarabt and Connolly had it but we played them, and then Bothroyd woke up with it this morning.”
“To get a result like that in those circumstances, I have got to praise all the players.”
“We were resolute today. It is a great result and we have really messed a few coupons up this weekend.”