Mark Warburton bemoaned a lack of quality in the final third after QPR were knocked out of the FA Cup by local rivals Fulham.

The hosts missed a series of presentable opportunities in normal time at Loftus Road – Lyndon Dykes slicing a particularly gilt-edged one-on-one wide in the second half – and their Premier League visitors made them pay with two goals in as many minutes in extra-time.

Bobby Decordova-Reid broke the deadlock and Neeskens Kebano’s strike sealed Fulham’s place in the fourth round, stretching the R’s’ winless run to 10 matches in all competitions.

“I thought it was a very competitive game of football,” Warburton said. “I’m left looking back at three or four massive chances over the course of the 90 minutes and that has been our downfall of late.

“We have had some good football as you’ve seen again today, some good performances into that final third but it’s all about getting those rewards.

“Goals change games, as you saw today. There was some good football from us to get into those positions, and then we had three, four or five big, big chances.”

QPR have not scored more than once in a game since their last win, which came against Rotherham on November 24.

Macauley Bonne and Elias Chair were among the other Rangers players to go close in an even contest on Saturday but a lack of cutting edge continues to frustrate Warburton.

“I think over the course of 90 minutes we were very, very close,” he added. “But the difference is, and I know I have said this before, we have to get our rewards in those vital moments of the game.

“It is just about that final third. There have been lots of games – Bournemouth, Watford, Norwich, Bristol City, Brentford – where we have been very, very good for long, long periods.

“But very good isn’t enough – we have to put that ball in the back of the net.”

The R’s boss will hope the return of Charlie Austin will help his side begin to find the target with more regularity, the frontman having completed his loan move from West Brom until the end of the season.

The 31-year-old scored 48 goals in 89 appearances during his first spell in west London between 2013 and 2016, helping the club earn promotion to the Premier League in the process.

“I am absolutely delighted we have been able to bring Charlie in,” Warburton said.

“There are two reasons why I’m so pleased. The first is because of his undoubted quality, experience and standing in the game.

“The second reason is because of Charlie’s hunger and desire to return to the club.

“When you have players who have been in the Premier League, earning Premier League money, one of the big questions you have is about their hunger.

“In Charlie’s case, he has it by the bucketloads.”