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Wolves youngster Dion Sanderson struggles for QPR in defeat to Peterborough

Wolves youngster Dion Sanderson has been criticised by the local media for his latest performance for Queens Park Rangers.

The 22-year-old was in action on Sunday against Peterborough United in the Championship.

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Sanderson was making his sixth appearance in total for the club and his fourth start.

Unfortunately, it was a poor performance from QPR, who slipped to a 3-1 defeat at Loftus Road. That was their fourth defeat in the last four top-flight matches.

And it was a tough afternoon for Sanderson, who featured on the right of a back three.

He allowed Jack Marriott to fire in a shot that was parried by Kieran Westwood into the path of Jonson Clarke-Harris, who made no mistake with the finish.

The Posh then went ahead after scoring a penalty. And Marriott then added a third goal for the visitors after cutting inside Sanderson from the left.

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It was a superb finish into the top corner. But perhaps he was allowed to venture inside a little too easily.

West London Sport gave their player ratings after the game, and Sanderson was given a measly 4/10 for his display.

Their description of him read: “An absolutely dreadful performance from the on-loan Wolves defender. Early and late in the game Rangers had let-offs after he had given the ball away, and in between those errors he was beaten for two of Posh’s goals.”

The result at Loftus Road lifted Peterborough off the bottom of the table.

Wolves youngster Dion Sanderson hasn’t quite hit the ground running yet at QPR

It was an afternoon to forget for Sanderson. The international break may come at a good time for him personally.

It has been a bit of tough start so far for him since completing his loan move in January.

A few weeks ago against Blackpool, he was sent off after an altercation with Reece James. He was banned for three matches.

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As he didn’t see out that game, Sanderson has technically not yet been on the winning side for his loan club and hasn’t been part of any clean sheets.

Sanderson was enjoying a brilliant campaign with Birmingham City before being recalled by Wolves in January.

Perhaps the decision to do that and then send him to a new club has had an impact on his momentum.

Hopefully he’ll bounce back from his latest outing quickly and finish the season strongly.