Gabriele Angella on Queens Park Rangers' need to address their defensive issues

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Queens Park Rangers have conceded 12 goals in their opening seven Championship matches.

Gabriele Angella has revealed, on the club's official website, that the Queens Park Rangers squad had a frank discussion about their defensive issues following their match against Blackburn Rovers on Wednesday night.

The R's drew 2-2 against Blackburn at Loftus Road, and it was a performance which again highlighted the soft centre which has plagued them all season.

QPR have let in 12 goals in their first seven Championship matches, and Angella admits that the squad will need to improve defensively if they are to achieve their aims this term.

"We've got to stop conceding two goals every game," he admitted. "We spoke about it after the game and we've now got to go back on the training ground and work on the problems we're suffering.

"We have to attack and defend together. It's a collective job, across the whole of the team. We need to attack the second ball better and defend better collectively.”

If QPR's defensive form had been better, they may well be challenging at the top of the Championship table.

At the moment, Chris Ramsey's men are stationed just outside the play-off places, but having scored 13 times already, they would have been expecting to be even higher up the divisional standings. 

Despite the volume of goals conceded, Angella has still made a positive impression at Loftus Road since signing on loan from Watford.

The centre-back has been thrust straight into the starting line-up for QPR, and he has largely impressed in his opening two games for the club. 

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