Clint Hill admitted QPR were 'not good enough' to survive in the Premier League and apologised to the club's supporters after their relegation was confirmed after 6-0 pounding at Manchester City.
Former manager Harry Redknapp, who walked out on the team in February citing the need for surgery before claiming it was because people were against him, blamed lack of investment for QPR's plight but Hill just admitted the team put together just didn't have enough quality to stay up.
He said: “All the mistakes and errors we have made throughout the season played out in 90 minutes yesterday.
“We just were not good enough and that has been the case throughout the campaign. There are loads of questions that needs answering.
“Ultimately we did not have the quality to stay up. It is a difficult one to take and we have to apologise to our fans.”
Joey Barton suggested there remained one or two bad eggs in the camp and, while Hill agreed with the assessment, denied that those in the squad weren't giving their all.
The defender added: “No matter who is not pulling in the right direction, it should not affect you as an individual.
“In every dressing room you are not going to get the right type of people. There are certain people who might not put the effort in here and there or might not be right on the training ground, but that should not affect you as a professional.
“Did we have the quality? Probably not. But the lads that have gone out there every week have tried everything and given their hearts out.”
Hill believes the club need to sit down in the summer and make sure they make the right decisions after years of making errors in recruitment.
He added: “At the end of the season people at the club need to sit down and get it right in terms of a fresh impetus and a direction that is right for the club.
“Everyone connected with the club needs to ask questions of themselves and learn from this. Of course the club can bounce back but it going to be hard.”
One of those decisions would be to decide who is in charge of the playing side going forward and Hill backed head coach Chris Ramsey to do the job.
He said: “I think so. Obviously he is a good coach who likes his youngsters. It is about getting fresh players in and getting the right culture into the dressing room.
“He has come into a difficult situation - with the position we were in and so many of the players not being his.
“I feel sorry for him because he has given everything on the training ground. He has tried to raise us and give us a steady platform.
“In most games we have competed but we have faded towards the end of the season.”