Former Rangers skipper Wallace sent off and criticised as QPR hammered
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Former Rangers skipper Wallace sent off and criticised as QPR hammered

Former Rangers captain Lee Wallace had a Wednesday night to forget with QPR in the Championship.

The 32-year-old defender signed for the London club in the summer but is only now establishing himself in the first team having finally got over a troublesome hip injury.

He failed to register a clean sheet or taste victory in his first three appearances, although he was lauded for an excellent last-ditch challenge on Patrick Bamford in a clash against Leeds. 

Wallace nips in to hook the ball away from Bamford. (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images)

Yet, when he found himself in a similar situation in last night’s clash against Nottingham Forest, things didn’t turn out quite so well.

With 50 minutes on the clock and QPR already 1-0 down, a long ball looked to set Forest attacker Joe Lolley clean through on goal.

Wallace was the last line of defence but the ex-Gers skipper clearly didn’t back himself in the foot race and instead, hauled Lolley to the ground.

Denying a goalscoring opportunity, he was promptly sent off. Forest didn’t score from the resulting set-piece, but they did pile misery on the hosts in the latter stages of the contest.

Three goals in the final ten minutes courtesy of Lewis Grabban, Joao Carvalho and Alfa Semedo, saw them dish out a hammering and emerge 4-0 winners.

During and after the game, Wallace was hammered by a selection of QPR supporters, with Mark Warburton also coming under fire.

Here’s a selection of reactions:

Others tweets from fans said Wallace had made a ‘stupid’ decision and that between him and Leistner, it was ’embarrassing’ defending.