Steve McClaren wanted more goals from QPR’s Boxing Day win over Ipswich despite watching his side cruise to a 3-0 victory.

The Rs moved within two points and two places of the play-off spots with goals from Pawel Wszolek, Joel Lynch and Nakhi Wells but could have won by more at Loftus Road.

Luke Freeman saw an early free-kick tipped over the bar and at 2-0, Lynch glanced a header wide from a Freeman corner, but the Londoners are on the march with that result marking their third straight win.

"This was a difficult game for us, a tough game, mentally. We were expected to win at home but Paul Lambert sets Ipswich up to be difficult to beat”, said McClaren.

"They had a lot more of the ball than we really wanted them to have, but we needed to be professional.

"I was delighted with the clean sheet and we could have had more goals. We scored the goals at the right time, giving us that cushion.

Wszolek scored the first of the match and his sixth goal of the season when he tucked away from close range after Ipswich keeper Dean Gerken was unable to hold Wells' swerving shot.

McClaren’s side quickly added a second as Freeman's left-wing free-kick found Lynch to head in.

QPR’s third win in nine days has propelled them up the table and into eighth ahead of Saturday’s home game against a struggling Reading.

Wells also made it six for the season and effectively killed the game when he fired home with 15 minutes left to play.