Furious Mark Warburton slammed his team’s lack of game management after QPR threw away a late lead in their 1-1 draw at Wycombe.

Anis Mehmeti's 88th minute leveller cancelled out a Jason McCarthy own goal at Adams Park as the Rs’ winless run was extended to seven consecutive games.

QPR lie just four points above the Championship relegation zone and Warburton, who is reportedly fighting for his job in the Loftus Road hotseat, blasted his players for their failure to see the game out.

“It was a scrappy game and we knew what was coming – they’re very direct and have good physicality,” the 58-year-old said.

“We dealt with it for long periods of the game and then we give away an 88th minute goal like that, of that nature. It’s very, very frustrating – especially when we had so many opportunities to finish the game off.

“We’ve dropped two valuable league points late in the game. We’re 1-0 up, we’ve got that lead, and know we’re in front. Look after the football and just take care of it. We gave it away cheaply and to give away a goal of that nature is very, very frustrating.

“You’ve got to get out to the ball as a team and defend that goal. We did it for a long, long period of the game but right at the death at the final whistle, you have that situation there after having so much good possession in wide areas and never really capitalising upon it.

“Get out to the ball, stop it at the source and give nothing away cheaply. Defend intelligently – to get to 88 minutes and concede like that is very disappointing.

“We’ve had long periods of really good play, but the game is about results, it’s not about saying we were really nice in that game but lost 1-0 – that’s irrelevant.

“Today we dropped two valuable points late in the game. Manage the game better, look after the ball, take care of it, take your rewards and get your three points.”

QPR now lie 19th in the Championship table and are yet to win a match since a 3-2 home triumph against Rotherham at the end of November.

Rangers have slipped to defeats against Brentford, Bristol City, Huddersfield and Reading but earned points against Millwall, Stoke and Wycombe.

Warburton’s team next host high-flying Swansea on Boxing Day as the festive period enters full swing.

Steve Cooper’s side, who sit third in the table, play some of the league’s most fluent attacking football but Warburton rubbished claims their style will be a better fit for QPR’s approach.

When asked about the prospect of facing a less direct team than Wycombe, he added: “You can’t say that.

“I don’t mean that disrespectfully, but you can’t say that because it’s about your opponent. Whoever you’re facing, you have to be prepared well, analyse well, know the threat that they pose and make sure you can deal with it and can impose yourself on the game.

“I don’t care if it’s Wycombe, Cardiff, Millwall, Swansea, Bournemouth or Watford. We need to make sure we’re prepared and we go out there and meet the challenge.”