Defender looks for redemption
Kaspars Gorkss was disappointed to see an early dismissal for Alex Pearce change the game during this past weekend’s defeat to Sheffield Wednesday.
The Latvian has built up a solid partnership with Pearce over the past few weeks, but had to watch on as the 25-year-old controversially saw red after crossing paths with Owls forward Benik Afobe with nine minutes on the clock. He was certainly in agreement with the F.A’s decision to rescind the dismissal.
“I was there to cover him to be honest and my argument would be if it’s a penalty it wasn’t a red card,” said Gorkss.
“We started reasonably well and if we kept eleven men on the pitch we would have caused more problems. You get a man sent off and the game plan totally goes out the window and you have to start from scratch. Expectation level was really high because of recent good results and good performances, especially at home. We still dominated the rest of the first half but I think second half it was a bit more random and a bit chaotic.”
With that result now put to bed, Gorkss can look forward to possible redemption for his side at Loftus Road, and a clash with his former club Queens Park Rangers.
“Before the season that’s the first fixture I look at, when I’m going to go back to Loftus Road, it’s always special to go back – now we need to get back to winning ways. We go there to get a result. I can be sentimental after the game!”