Saturday saw Queens Park Rangers suffer their third straight loss in all competitions as they went down 1-0 to Bristol City at The Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium.
Famara Diedhiou netted the only goal of the game with just 16 minutes on the clock as the R’s continued life without Nahki Wells, who was introduced to the action for the Robins just after the hour.
It was a result which saw the West Londoners slip to within just nine points of the relegation zone, sparking one or two concerns around the club.
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It is perhaps not a surprise that the R’s struggled in just their second match since losing star man Wells.
Whilst they were far from perfect in a creative sense, it never seemed likely that a chance would be taken when it came about with Hugill struggling to plough a lone furrow up-front.
It may just be a case of giving the West Ham loanee time to stamp his authority on the team in the absence of Wells. He undoubtedly has the ability to do that. But it was a disappointing display on Saturday.
Whilst QPR never really looked likely to trouble the Robins during the first half on Saturday, they at least showed plenty of fight and spirit in the second half to try and get back into things.
Lee Johnson’s side have one of the toughest defences in the Championship and really it just came down to the R’s lacking that real quality with the final pass.
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There was certainly enough on show to ease any concerns about a relegation battle.
The Tottenham youngster’s arrival in West London was largely forgotten towards the end of the transfer window amid the drama with Wells.
But he showed why he was so highly rated at Leeds United last season once again. His bursts down the wing after coming on as a substitute brought fans to their feet and his brilliant early crosses gave the Robins plenty to worry about.
QPR’s creative trio of Eze, Osayi-Samuel and Chair looked unmoveable for a lot of the season but Clarke showed that he will provide plenty of competition for them.