QPR suffer a 2-1 defeat at home to Huddersfield - here's the good, if you can call it that, of another down day.

Hoops back line struggled to halt the Terriers

Defence-wise the home side failed to stop the Huddersfield attack before both goals, with keeper Alex Smithies looking powerless to do anything to to save two unstoppable strikes from his former side.

Jamie Mackie and Pawel Wszolek are key force for the Rs

Both combined well to get the ball into the box, but the majority of their crosses met the Huddersfield defence.

Their pace and desire to create opportunities really stood out in the first half.

Pole position: Pawel Wszolek

Mixed for Matt Smith in his first QPR home start

Smith looked hungry to score on his debut start for the Hoops since moving signing from Fulham.

However, he wasted his chances in the first half his shots going wide and over the crossbar, and failed to get reach a cross across the goal line from Ryan Manning.

His fight is a positive attribute though and is bound to eventually pay off in the form of a goal under Ian Holloway.

Luke Freeman's goal restored a bit of confidence - and he should have started

The former Bristol City winger restored some much needed confidence into the Hoops' fight with a goal seven minutes after being subbed on for Jamie Mackie in the second half.

Freeman should have started, his goal led to several attempts to challenge Huddersfield keeper Danny Ward and a visible shift in confidence for the Hoops.

Birmingham City next

Over the last couple of games, the Hoops have showed glimmers of greatness which they need to continue to build on.

Freeman and Smith looked very capable on the pitch and looked like very valuable signings by the Rs.

And the match...

QPR suffered defeat to Huddersfield Town at Loftus Road - and it's now five without a win for Ian Holloway's men.

Chelsea loanee Issy Brown put the Terriers ahead after 26 minutes before Nahki Wells doubled their lead with strike into the top corner, leaving Alex Smithies powerless.

New signing Luke Freeman struck home into the top corner soon after he came on in the second half.

While his goal lifted the Rs, they were unable to find the net again as former Fulham striker Matt Smith failed to make chances pay off.

Conor Washington was also brought down in the box, but the referee failed to give anything in a contentious decision, which could have had a big impact on the game.

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