MARK Warburton rued three points dropped after QPR let a lead slip to lose 3-2 to Coventry City on Friday night.
Lyndon Dykes’ 41st-minute penalty – the striker’s second in as many games – looked like giving Rangers a deserved half-time lead, only to be pegged back before the break.
Rangers recovered from falling behind thanks to Yoann Barbet’s equaliser, but Coventry clinched victory when Kyle McFadzean headed home six minutes from time.
“We moved the ball around really well in the first half but we didn’t really test their goalkeeper enough and we didn’t get bodies around Lyndon enough,” the R’s gaffer told www.qpr.co.uk.
“But we controlled it completely, got the penalty, got the goal and should have come in at half-time at least one up and be comfortable.
“But we give away a really poor goal, an avoidable goal, and that’s the biggest frustration.”
Warburton added: “We then didn’t start the second half well enough. We didn’t match their intensity for the first 15 minutes.
“We get back in the game at 2-2. Then we had the warning and a second warning. We can’t let that happen, it’s as simple as that.
“There’s no excuses; we know we have to do better.
“We’ve dropped three points tonight.”
After suffering a first league defeat of the season, Rangers will return to home soil for their next Championship outing against Middlesbrough next Saturday.