Bringing Osman Kakay into the side against Huddersfield Town was all about making use of Queens Park Rangers' squad during a busy schedule, according to manager Mark Warburton.

Sierra Leone defender Kakay made his first start for three months in Saturday’s 1-0 defeat against the Terriers at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium, as he came into the back three for Hull loanee Jordy de Wijs.

The 23-year-old was selected to counter the threat of Huddersfield striker Fraizer Campbell but it was Juninho Bacuna who was ultimately the visitors' match winner on a disappointing afternoon for the R's.

The defeat was their eighth game in the space of 25 days and Warburton has further matches against Millwall and Reading to prepare for this week, ahead of the international break and a much-needed respite.

Warburton said: "It's just about using the squad - Jordy has been outstanding this season.

"It was more a case of us thinking Campbell would drop into the midfield hole - if you remember the away game, they overloaded the midfield - so Ossy's job was to go with him if he did.

"I think they looked to try and stretch us and Ossy has that pace as well.

"I'm delighted with the squad, whether that's Jordy, Ossy, Geoff [Cameron], Dom [Ball] etc, we're using the squad and the squad was very strong."

Nonetheless, it was a frustrating end to what had previously been a very good week for QPR, who had beaten Bristol City and Wycombe in their last two games.

Ultimately, a lack of end product proved to be their undoing against Huddersfield, as Warburton's side drew a blank for only the second time in ten matches.

After a successful February, in which they won four straight games, their form this month has been a little more patchy, exposing once again the brutal nature of the division they compete in.

"It's just the nature of the Championship," Warburton said, adding: "The games are coming thick and fast.

"We started off a little bit slowly, then got to grips with it - we got Ilias [Chair] and Chrissy [Willock] either side of [Jonathan] Hogg in midfield, getting a half-turn, and we dominated that spell.

"We looked very dangerous, the ball was coming into the box, but you've got to get the rewards - they're the moments of a game where you can change it, go 1-0 up at half-time.

"They'd have to come out and be more open and we'd have more space to play in, but you've got to earn the right to play.

"You've got to deserve the right to play and I don't think we did enough during the afternoon to deserve that."