Queens Park Rangers slipped to a narrow 1-0 defeat away at Derby County on Friday night in front of the Sky Sports cameras.

It was not a vintage performance from the Hoops, with Matej Vydra's goal 20 minutes from time proving to be the difference between the two sides.

Substitute Idrissa Sylla had Rangers' best chance, hitting the post with a header two minutes from time.

Here's how we rated the Hoops players.

Loud: Alex Smithies

Alex Smithies - To say Smithies’ ‘error’ for the goal is uncharacteristic would do him no justice. Well within his ability to parry Ince’s shot, that wasn’t exactly venomous, wide of Vydra. Made a couple of simple saves in the first half. 5

Nedum Onuoha - Looked dominant in the first half and his anticipation was good. However, he nearly cost his side a goal with an underweighted pass to Furlong later on and was too easily shrugged off by Nugent as he entered the box. A mixed night for the Chief. 6

Grant Hall - Probably the best R’s player on the night. Looks classy stepping into midfield and comfortable on the ball. Won plenty of first contacts. Would be an outside bet to win Player of the Season for the second season running. 7

Darnell Furlong - This is not to rubbish the youngster, who has earned his run in the team and impressed, but he was too narrow for Russell’s chance in the first half and let him cut back again for the goal. A real learning experience for him. 5

James Perch in action

James Perch - Came into the side and did pretty well. Made some good clearances and headers throughout, although his work with the ball is rarely as polished. If Joel Lynch is fit, he sits on the bench. 6

Jake Bidwell - Went missing a tad. Bidwell is not the sort of individual to change a game but he was below his usual seven out of ten here. Stopped Tom Ince, for the most part. 5

Pawel Wszolek - The Pole’s understanding of his role on the right is improving, but here he failed to provide the sort of spark N’Gbakoto has offered in recent weeks- leading many fans to wonder why he was omitted. Subbed on the hour. 6

Luke Freeman - Not his night, unfortunately. Couldn’t stretch his legs to dribble in a congested midfield. Tried his best to get stuck in but could not impose himself. 5

Ryan Manning has a go

Ryan Manning - Came in for the absent Massimo Luongo and although the team as a whole really missed the Australian, this was no reflection on the 20 year-old’s decent display. Got through his work and broke up play well. 7

Matt Smith - His physical presence was the central part to Ollie’s game plan which failed to come off. Didn’t get enough ball to him in good areas, although he came close with four minutes to play by firing just wide of the right upright. 6

Conor Washington - Nowhere near his sharpest coming off the international break. His movement, typically so incisive, was laboured and aside from a blocked shot from just outside the area in the second half barely got a shot away. 5


Sean Goss (on for Wszolek 59') - Did well when he came on. Put Smith through for his late chance and added grit to a porous midfield. 6

Yeni N'Gbakoto (on for Washington 69') - Nothing fell to him late on. 5

Idrissa Sylla (on for Furlong 76') - He had one job and missed his chance. Simple as. 4