Christopher Samba 'ashamed' of QPR defeat at Swansea

QPR defender Christopher Samba

Christopher Samba says he is "ashamed" of QPR's Premier League defeat at Swansea and is demanding an improvement against Manchester United on Saturday.

Bottom club Rangers were beaten 4-1 at the Liberty Stadium on 9 February.

Samba, a £12.5m signing from Anzhi Makhachkala last month, said: "We shouldn't be ashamed of performances but I was ashamed of mine and the team's against Swansea."

"We need to show great attitude and commitment."

QPR, who are four points adrift at the foot of the table, face a Manchester United side boasting a 12-point lead at the top.

Former Blackburn defender Samba was a surprise addition to the QPR squad on the final day of the January transfer window, moving from Russian on a four-and-a-half-year deal worth a reported £100,000 a week.

He made his debut in the goalless draw against Norwich, QPR's fourth clean sheet in five league matches.

But their defence was torn apart by Swansea two weeks ago and 28-year-old Samba said: "I have nothing to hide - I was very angry. I said what I saw to the players.

"There's nothing worse than feeling full of regret."

QPR were 2-0 down inside 18 minutes against Swansea. Although injury-hit striker Bobby Zamora came off the bench to halve the deficit, the hosts scored two more to run out comfortable winners.

Samba said: "Bobby Zamora showed us what the Premier League is about when he came on.

"I think more of the players should have his attitude: urgency that reflects we have 12 games left and must play every one like a cup final."