IAN Holloway couldn't hide his disappointment after QPR's 4-0 defeat at Nottingham Forest brought the R's recent resurgence to an end.
Buoyed by back-to-back wins over table-toppers Wolves and Sheffield United in the previous seven days, Rangers made the early running at the City Ground only to fall behind against the run of play.
Tyler Walker’s opener was followed by goals from Kieran Dowell and Barrie McKay either side of half-time before Walker added a late fourth to compound the R’s misery.
“I didn’t expect that, I’m bitterly disappointed,” he told www.qpr.co.uk.
“I thought we started really well and looked like we could cut them open. I felt pretty comfortable.
“But after that, once they scored, we didn’t hold our shape, we didn’t get people in the right places, we didn’t look a threat. Forest grew and got better and hammered us in the end.
“It’s very disappointing.”
Defeat brings a positive run of results to an end, and Rangers must wait a fortnight to bounce back as a host of R’s jet off on international duty.
Holloway added: “Half my team are off on international duty and I’ll have to wait for them to get back.
“What we’ve got to do is find the bits that were wrong with that, show the players and keep encouraging them and get back to what we’ve been doing because in the last five games, apart from this one, we’ve done very well. We got eight points out of 12.
“Today we’ve had an off day but overall we’ve had a very good month.”