Queens Park Rangers turned the corner with their draw against Derby and will soon start picking up the wins to move them up the table, according to goalkeeper Joe Lumley.

A penalty from Ebere Eze on the cusp of half-time rescued a point for QPR after Martyn Waghorn’s brilliant free-kick had put the hosts ahead at Pride Park on Saturday.

It was only Rangers’ third point from a possible 21 in a seven-game winless run that leaves them 16th in the table, equal on points with Derby who sit two places better off in 14th.

And ahead of their trip to face high-flying Preston North End on Saturday, Lumley is confident that Rangers can get back to winning ways if they just cut out the sloppy mistakes.

“I don’t think any team has cut us open this year and been the better team, maybe West Brom, but they weren’t a lot better than us I don’t think,” he said.

“We’ve just been sloppy and conceded goals where we’ve made mistakes and I think the result on Saturday [against Derby], it was a sloppy free-kick to give away.

“But there was nothing anyone could have done to stop the goal so we’ve got games coming up thick and fast now and hopefully we can get a clean sheet soon.

“We know that we’re going to score goals so if we start keeping clean sheets we’ll start winning games and we just need to keep going, keep doing the right things.

“The boys are training well, we’re all positive in the changing room, it’s a great group of lads, a great group of staff and I think we’ll start getting some good results coming up.”

Preston currently sit sixth in the Championship but were beaten last time out by West Bromwich Albion after Charlie Austin scored a controversial 90th-minute penalty.

The result saw Alex Neil’s men lose their unbeaten home record and Lumley insists that there is no reason why QPR cannot go to Deepdale and also come away with all three points.

“Since I started playing in the Championship, I’ve always said that any team can beat any team in this league and everyone looks at other teams and have a game plan for each,” he continued.

“But you have to prepare the same individually and just control the things that you can control, so we’ll go to the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium on Saturday with our game plan.

“Everyone will work their hardest whoever the manager picks and I’m more than confident that we can get a result. I can’t wait for the game.”