QPR boss Mark Warburton was left to rue three points dropped after his side fell to a late defeat against Coventry City on Friday evening at St Andrew’s. 

Lyndon Dykes had given the R’s the lead from the penalty spot at the end of the first half but that was almost immediately pegged back when Matt Godden headed home at the far post. 

Callum O'Hare’s close-range effort then put Coventry ahead only for Yoann Barbet to level once more with a wonderful strike – but there was a cruel twist to come as Kyle McFadzean's late header secured all three points for the newly-promoted hosts. 

And, having seen familiar defensive failings in the defeat, Warburton called on his side to improve their standards moving forward. 

“We’ve dropped three points tonight,” Warburton said. “There’s no excuses; we know we have to do better. 

“We moved the ball around really well in the first half but we didn’t really test their goalkeeper enough and we didn’t get bodies around Lyndon [Dykes] enough. 

“But we controlled it completely, got the penalty, got the goal and should have come in at half-time at least one up and be comfortable. 

“But we give away a really poor goal, an avoidable goal, and that’s the biggest frustration. 

“We then didn’t start the second half well enough. We didn’t match their intensity for the first 15 minutes. 

“We get back in the game at 2-2. Then we had the warning and a second warning. We can’t let that happen, it’s as simple as that.” 

Aside from the on-field action the other big talking point from the game came in the decision of both sides to not take a knee before kick-off in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. 

This was the first televised Football League game since the sport’s restart where the two teams had chosen not to take a knee, and Warburton has called for greater clarity on whether clubs should continue to perform the action. 

He told Sky Sports: “There's no guidance, it's a choice for clubs. There's no directive. 

“What are we doing? Last week we played Nottingham Forest, no one took the knee. There's no lack of respect, there's no lack of awareness of the cause, there's no lack of awareness of the importance of the cause, and how the game needs to change going forward.  

“Give us some directive - are we doing it for the first four games, the first eight games, the first away game? We don't know. We have to avoid this uncertainty and this confusion. 

“QPR will fight against any form of discrimination and to suggest otherwise would be outrageous.”