QPR manager Mark Warburton admits it doesn’t matter how good his side plays if they don’t start putting away their chances following a frustrating 2-0 defeat at Huddersfield.

Two goals in five second-half minutes from Elias Kachunga and Steve Mounie saw Huddersfield secure the points, leaving Rangers 17th in the Championship.

It could have been different for Rangers as chances were missed in the first half, including Grant Hall heading against the post – and Warburton was unable to hide his frustration.

“I sound like a broken record. We dominated the first half and looked very good, and very comfortable,” said Warburton.

“We looked like a very good football team but you’re only a good team if you score goals and as long as you don’t do that you give the opposition a chance.

“The first half makes me believe that we can be a very good team. We can hurt any team in this division, and we can play with real authority, but it’s all about goals.

“So we’ve got to be better than that, we’ve got to be more clinical and get our rewards.”

QPR had plenty of chances in the first half at The John Smith’s Stadium.

Jordan Hugill’s strike hit the side netting and then Eberechi Eze and Luke Amos both tested the Terriers’ keeper Jonas Lossl from range.

The visitors’ best chance came in the 34th minute, when Hall’s glancing header from a corner rattled the upright with Lossl beaten.

But they were unable to convert and in the 57th minute, Kachunga headed home Harry Toffolo's cross from close range to give Huddersfield the lead.

Three minutes later, Kachunga went down inside the box and Mounie emphatically converted the resulting spot-kick to seal the win.

From there, there was no way back for Rangers, and Liam Kelly kept the scoreline down with late saves from Emile Smith Rowe and Andy King.

The result means QPR have lost five of their last six games in all competitions, with four defeats on the trot since they beat Leeds 1-0 in January.

They are still nine points clear of safety, but their play-off chances are slender as they are 12 points behind Preston in sixth.

“We gave ourselves another mountain to climb, by giving away a soft goal from a good position, and from our position there was no need to,” Warburton explained.

He added: “We were in total control and we need to just do our jobs, do the basics right and it’s frustrating beyond belief.

“I want the boys to realise what we have to do because some of the younger lads need to recognise how spiteful this league can be if you’re not careful.

“You can go from being a play-off candidate to a relegation candidate very quickly, because that’s the nature of this league and it’s a really harsh message.

“There’s no excuses, we need to do the basics, score more goals and get more points, it’s as simple as that.”