CARETAKER boss John Eustace bemoaned a lack of ‘killer instinct’, following QPR’s defeat to Nottingham Forest at Loftus Road on Saturday.
The R’s enjoyed some decent spells during the match but they were unable to find the net, and Karim Ansarifard’s 55th-minute goal proved to be the difference between the sides.
And afterwards Eustace – whose team missed an 86th minute penalty – felt that Rangers were unfortunate to end their home campaign on a losing note.
“I’m disappointed,” he said. “We certainly didn’t deserve to lose the game, we had some great chances again and we’ve got to be taking them.
“We don’t want to lose games and, to be honest, we are very fortunate that we are still in the league because we have been on a terrible run.
“The four points that we picked up were massive, so that togetherness is there when its really needed but we need that week in, week out.”
Rangers looked like they would earn a point when former R's defender Jack Robinson was penalised for handball inside the penalty area, only for Nahki Wells to see his spot-kick saved.
Eustace said: “The game summed our season up in many ways. We huffed and puffed and the attitude was good but we haven’t got that killer instinct.
“We’ve created a lot of chances all season and you can’t afford to not take them. All of these Championship clubs have got quality and that is where we have been lacking.”
Eustace believes that the club need to recruit a certain type of player when they start signing new players in the summer.
He said: “Going forward, when the club recruits players, we need to recruit winners. It doesn’t matter how old they are – young or old – they have got to be used to winning, used to playing as a team and used to being together.”