QPR caretaker John Eustace insisted his side ‘didn’t deserve to lose’ after coming out on the wrong end of a 2-1 defeat to Rovers.

Danny Graham put the visitors ahead in the 22nd minute from the penalty spot, before Bradley Dack doubled the advantage 30 seconds in to the second half.

Rovers had several more good openings to extend their lead, at both 1-0 and 2-0, before QPR came on strong in the late stages, throwing men forward and going route one following the introduction of Matt Smith.

The giant striker pulled a goal back in injury time, beating Jayson Leutwiler to the aerial ball, but Rovers hung on.

“We were very flat, although we had some good chances,” Eustace told his club’s official website.

“We didn’t play as well as last week (against Swansea) but we still had some good chances and I don’t think we deserved to lose the game.

“We started the second half really poorly, we wanted to be on the front foot and to concede so early killed the game a little bit.

“The way the lads carried on was good, their attitude was good and they kept working for each other.

“Overall, I don’t think we deserved to lose. We had some great chances and we have got to be more clinical and that is the difference.”

There was concern for Rs midfielder Jordan Cousins when he left the field on a stretcher.

Asked for an update, Eustace said: “Jordan worked his socks off, as he always does, and unfortunately it doesn’t look good but we’ll have to wait and see on that.”