QPR didn’t deserve to beat Reading according to manager Mark Warburton but will be hoping to bounce back against Brentford.

The R’s twice squandered the lead at home to Championship strugglers Reading last time out but remain in the play-off places after favourable results elsewhere in the division.

Free-scoring QPR now host rivals Brentford in Monday’s west London derby with the Bees looking to win three games in a row for the first time this season.

“I think we fell into their traps a little bit. We improved in the second half but never really imposed ourselves on the game, so I don’t think we deserved to lose but I don’t think we deserved to win,” said Warburton.

“We started the game scrappily, poorly and gave the ball away cheaply. We played the game in front of Reading and never really hurt them.”

And Warburton will be wary of his former side, who secured a convincing 3-0 win away at Swansea City on Tuesday night.

“Brentford are a good football team and they got a tremendous result [against Swansea].

“They are a good side, I’m aware of that so we will have to take care of the football better.”

But the Hoops will be without the suspended Jordan Hugill, who picked up his fifth booking of the season in the final moments of the game against Reading.

When asked about Hugill’s yellow card, Warburton said: “Jordan’s yellow card at the end is disappointing. That’s football, we have a good squad and we’ll have to use it on Monday.”

Hugill, on-loan from West Ham United, has formed an excellent partnership with Nahki Wells so far this season with the pair contributing seven league goals each.

And although Hugill will be unavailable for selection on Monday he is loving life at Loftus Road this season.

“The changing room is fantastic and all of the boys are pushing each other to do well,” said the 27-year-old.

“It’s brilliant for me and to have scored the same amount of goals that I got in the whole of last season already is great. It’s onwards and upwards from here for me.

“Part of my game is having a mess around with the centre halves. It’s part of the game that I enjoy and I know that if the defender gives me one then I can give him one back.

“We were a bit disappointed on Tuesday; we could’ve been better and we dropped a bit deeper in the last 20 minutes or so, which is when we conceded the goal.

“The good thing is that we aren’t losing games. We’re still getting points and are moving along while continuing our unbeaten record. Whilst we’re still learning, we’re getting points too and that is a pleasing thing.”