QPR have emerged as one of the most improved sides over the opening six weeks of the season, Mark Warburton’s side producing plenty of goals and entertainment.
However, there will be frustration within the camp after Tuesday’s 2-1 reverse against Bournemouth, QPR ultimately been left to pay for a slow start to the game at the Vitality Stadium.
While the result will be put into context, Warburton has been left unhappy with large aspects of their recent performances, the sole success being a 2-0 win over in-form Coventry City.
QPR have already shown this season that they are capable of battling back from a deficit to claim important points, defences being left fearful of their attack-minded play.
Nevertheless, Warburton and his squad will quickly drop down into the mid-table positions if they cannot rediscover their previous resoluteness in defence.
Nigel Pearson will share a similar level of frustration with his opposite number after witnessing his side concede yet another late goal.
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Bristol City have twice been in a position to end their dismal run at Ashton Gate this season, only to concede last-gasp efforts to Blackpool and Luton Town.
The positives will be taken from avoiding defeat since before the international break, but the Robins could be occupying a place in the top seven.
While QPR have not suffered defeat at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium this season, City have collected six points from their three away fixtures