HARRY Redknapp said the final day defeat at Liverpool underlined the need for greater quality if the Rs are to mount a promotion challenge next season.
The Rangers boss also again hinted at a lack of professionalism within the club which will have to be addressed next season.
Redknapp could have few complaints about his team's application at Anfield, but it could not make up for their overall shortcomings.
Jamie Mackie came close to snatching a late equaliser, but it would not really have been merited as the Rs were second best for most of the afternoon.
"We've been close in a lot of games but lacked quality to turn those close games around,” Redknapp said.
"We didn't have the quality to stay in the Premier League. We need to improve that in the summer with lads who want to work hard and do well for QPR.
Redknapp added: "We've got no divine right to come straight back up. We'll have to work hard. I've inherited a group with some good professionals and also with people who are not so good.
"That has been the problem. Lots of them can't get up early enough to get to training on time."