Chris Ramsey gives an excuse for QPR's poor defence

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Queens Park Rangers have conceded 20 goals in their opening 10 Championship matches.

Queens Park Rangers boss Chris Ramsey has admitted to West London Sport that his side's defence has not been as strong as it should have been this term.

No team in the Championship have conceded a greater number of goals than Rangers' total of 20, and Ramsey feels that the unsettled nature of his backline has not helped in this respect.

QPR's centre-backs have been well short of form throughout the season so far, and the constant tinkering has meant that partnerships have been unable to be formed. 

“We’re still working on combinations and I think that’s why the back four isn’t as strong as it should be at times,” Ramsey said to Get West London.

“One minute you’ve got Nedum [Onuoha] and Gabby [Gabriele Angella] and then Nedum and Hally [Grant Hall], then Hally and Gabby. Trying to get the right combination is seeming a little bit difficult for us at the moment.”

The porous nature of QPR's defence has damaged their season so far, and has undone a lot of their good work in attacking positions. 

Ramsey's side have found a happy knack of finding the net, and scored 18 times throughout their first 10 Championship matches - the highest tally in the division.

However, their form has still been inconsistent, and the pressure is starting to build on Ramsey at the moment.

A vocal section of the QPR crowd are starting to call for Ramsey to be sacked, and unless he finds a way to tighten up the defence, those voices are only likely to get louder as the season progresses. 

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