Chris Ramsey called QPR mistakes against Crystal Palace ‘residual.’
In a word, they are the type that has been around far longer than the head coach’s time at the helm.
Rs were undone by a first-half spell that saw the game done and dusted three minutes before the break.
At that point, Palace led 3-0 and there was no way back as the coach pointed out, despite a late Matt Phillips wonder hit.
He said: “We need to do better in that situation. After the first goal we needed to stop the flow.
“We’re in this position because of those key moments.”
Darnell Furlong had to suffer Yannick Bolasie sprinting past him twice to deliver lethal crosses for the first two goals.
The Rs teenager didn’t reappear for the second half to be replaced by a flu-ridden Clint Hill in the second 45 minutes.
But Ramsey insisted Furlong’s withdrawal had nothing to do with his performance.
The coach said: “Behind the scenes, we had our injuries and sickness.
“But Darnell came off and the only reason he did so was because his calf stiffened up and it wouldn’t have been fair to keep him on.
"He didn’t come off because they scored two goals.
“Palace are a good side who can be unpredictable, and you have to be up to it – and we’re weren’t. I’m hoping nine games is enough (to avoid relegation) and nobody’s moaning and bickering.
“We’re still unified in what we’re trying to do.”