QPR's Olamide Shodipo in action
Queens Park Rangers' season has taken a turn for the worse after losing 2-0 at home to Preston North End in the Sky Bet Championship. The defeat is the second in succession for Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink's side, and puts a major dent in QPR's aspirations of promotion from the Championship.
While it's still very early in the season, QPR will feel these are points dropped. The visitors recorded their first Championship victory of the season with goals from Jermaine Beckford and an own goal from Nedum Onuoha. Before the QPR game Simon Grayson's Preston side had been beaten in all three of their opening league matches.
Preston North End manager Simon Grayson.
The BBC reported QPR manager Hasselbaink saying after the game: "We looked second best and couldn't get going. You have to give Preston credit. They did well, put us on the back foot and we looked flat.
"As as a group, we expected more and wanted more but couldn't deliver. We didn't look like us. Individual errors cost us."
Queens Park Rangers manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink
Following two wins in their opening two games, QPR have now lost two consecutive games, after defeats to Barnsley and now Preston. QPR who had 56% of the possession, and 10 shots on goal with 3 on target, failed to make any of that possession and pressure count.
Daniel Johnson celebrates scoring Preston's first goal
But the defeat has been hard to take for Rangers fans and they took to Twitter to voice their discontent...
Absolutely no positives from that at all today. So flat & very very hard to watch. We just don't seem to create much & that's a worry #QPR— Brad woodbridge (@bwoodbridge33) August 20, 2016
Washington really needs to sort himself out. Needs to start scoring, no excuses #QPR— Sam (@CheryMaestro) August 20, 2016
Crikey that was poor today, so poor the kid next to me played some arcade game on his tablet for the whole game! #QPR— Paul Kelleher (@w12pjk) August 20, 2016
We need to bounce back from these defeats! Still really vexed about the display today so frustrating!! #QPR— Mikeyb (@mwhiteywhite) August 20, 2016
What a long day! I love coming to Loftus and being able to bring my son was even more of a treat..but we were shockingly bad today! #QPR— Evan Brøwn (@La_Evanlution) August 20, 2016
QPR will now look to the away game at Wigan Athletic on August 27th as they aim to get their season back-on-track.