Former Fulham boss Chris Coleman was full of praise for QPR's display against his new club on Saturday - but there were no points for Iain Dowie's men.
Coleman, who replaced Dowie as manager of Coventry City, claimed the three points after a 15th minute penalty from Elliott Ward following a foul by Mikele Leigertwood on Jay Tabb.
Afterwards, Dowie revealed that Coleman had told him his team were "excellent" and the Rangers boss felt the better team had lost.
"I thought we passed the ball really well in the second half and certainly deserved something for our efforts," he said.
"I've seen a lot today to convince me we are a very good side."
The defeat, Rangers' second of the season, was a disappointing follow-up to the midweek win at Norwich, but Dowie said he would not be going "overboard" about the defeat any more than he had done after the 1-0 win at Carrow Road.
Rangers take a break from Championship action on Wednesday night when they take on Aston Villa in the Carling Cup at Villa park.