QPR shared the spoils with AFC Bournemouth in an entertaining goalless affair at the Vitality Stadium.
Rangers were far from second best against the Cherries, who have made a strong start to the new Sky Bet Championship campaign following their relegation last term.
The R’s had the better chances – Macauley Bonne in particular spurning a glorious first-half opportunity – and will leave the South Coast feeling that they probably should have collected all three points against a side full of Premier League quality.
Rangers boss Mark Warburton made two changes to his starting XI for the trip to Bournemouth, following the 1-1 draw at Sheffield Wednesday prior to the international break.
Lyndon Dykes missed out owing to his extensive games programme with Scotland, while Tom Carroll dropped down to the bench.
So into the team came Bonne and Dom Ball. Recent arrivals Albert Adomah and Chris Willock began from the bench.
In a 4-2-3-1 formation, the R’s lined up as: Seny Dieng; Osman Kakay, Rob Dickie, Yoann Barbet, Lee Wallace; Ball, Geoff Cameron; Bright Osayi-Samuel, Luke Amos, Ilias Chair; Bonne.
The R’s started brightly against their recent top-flight hosts – who had collected an impressive 10 points from their opening four Championship fixtures going into this one.
Osayi-Samuel warmed the hands of Asmir Begovic as early as the fourth minute, taking on Cameron’s ball forward before cutting in from the right and producing a low show that was tipped around the post.
Rangers continued to enjoy decent possession and really should have taken the lead in the 25th minute. Amos pounced on a loose ball before finding Bonne, who was denied by a fine Begovic stop.
Five minutes later, more neat play from the R’s saw Wallace eventually pick out Bonne 12-yards out, but his flicked effort on goal was blocked.
You felt Rangers may need a goal to reward their positive play.
That point was exemplified 10 minutes before half-time, as Bournemouth went mightily close with their first real notable effort of the contest. Dom Solanke latched onto a long ball before his bullet effort flew just wide of the left-hand post.
Into the second half, and QPR went close again on 54 minutes. Patient attacking play ended with Kakay picking out Osayi-Samuel in the box, whose turn and shot flew into the side-netting.
Bournemouth enjoyed their best spell of the match thereafter and a first Hoops change followed in the 67th minute. Adomah was handed his debut, replacing Osayi-Samuel.
Adomah actually looked certain to score with his first touch. On the counter attack, Chair’s dangerous low ball in from the left looked to be darting into the former’s path, but Diego Rico nipped in to produce a crucial touch.
A second R’s change soon followed. Carroll replaced Amos, who looked to pick up a knock.
Rangers managed to ride the home storm and, going into the closing stages, looked dangerous on the counter. Willock was also given his debut seven minutes from time, coming on for Chair.
There would be no scoring action ultimately, though, with this game finishing without a goal.