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McClaren: We didn't get basics right v Hull

QPR boss Steve McClaren admitted his side didn’t get the basics right in their 3-2 defeat against Hull City.

In only the R’s second loss in their last ten outings, two goals in the first 22 minutes from Jarrod Bowen and Marek Henriksen put the Tigers in control at Loftus Road.

Despite Pawel Wszolek pulling one back, Bowen added a third for Hull midway through the second half.

But despite Luke Freeman’s stoppage-time strike QPR were forced to settle for their first defeat in W12 in five matches.

“We were desperately disappointed but that is our second defeat in ten games,” McClaren told www.qpr.co.uk.

“The basics weren’t right. You can’t concede three goals at home and expect to win. We didn’t defend right, win the second ball or duals.

“What we’ve been doing in the past we didn’t do well today and we were punished.

“We showed fightback to come back and create chances. We have had those games now, Brentford, Stoke and Rotherham, where we came back and I thought we were going to do it again but we ran out of time.

“It’s back to the training ground on Monday and time to put together another run and put things right.”

Having built their recent success on clean sheets, Rangers have conceded at least one goal in their last five fixtures with their style switching to one based more on attack than defence. A balance McClaren is keen to address.

He admitted: “In recent weeks we’ve looked an attacking threat, more likely to score but also to concede.

“Before that, we kept a lot of clean sheets but didn’t score many. We need to get a balance between the two but we want exciting games and nine times out of ten we’ve been on the right side of the result but today we were and its back to the drawing board on Monday.”

What we’ve been doing in the past we didn’t do well today and we were punished.

Steve McClaren
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