QPR made a losing start to life back in the Championship, going down 2-0 at Charlton. Here’s how we rated the players in Saturday’s derby.
Rob Green: 5
Looked assured while making a couple of comfortable saves in the first half but will be disappointed to have been beaten at his near post for the opening goal.
James Perch: 6
Also could have done better for the first goal. Was having a decent debut up to that point. Got forward well from right-back in the first half but was pinned back by Charlton in the second.
Nedum Onuoha: 7
Excellent in the first half, saving the day with a couple of crucial challenges. Had his work cut out after the break though as Charlton took control.
Clint Hill: 7
Steady at centre-back, where he much prefers playing these days. Caught out on occasions in the second half but overall he had a good game.
Paul Konchesky: 5
Not as ambitious as his fellow debutant Perch going forward and looked sluggish when Charlton put him under pressure.
Karl Henry: 6
Covered ground and won the ball a number of times. Lacked sharpness though after a pre-season affected by injury.
Massimo Luongo: 7
Worked very hard in a midfield role which required him to be disciplined rather than adventurous. Not the finished article by any means, but showed promise on his debut.
Matt Phillips: 5
Missed a great chance early in the second half, which proved costly for his team. Overall he looked well short of his best, failing to provide much of a threat on the flank.
Tjaronn Chery: 7
Made an excellent start, showing his undoubted ability. Linked up well with Charlie Austin in the early stages but both players then faded from the game. The Dutchman showed plenty of promise though and his left-footed deliveries from set-pieces will be an asset.
Jamie Mackie: 7
Determined to show he still has the energy and drive which made him a fans favourite during his previous spell at the club. In some ways it was a vintage Mackie display in which he chased lost causes and constantly irritated opposing players and fans.
Charlie Austin: 5
Had a couple of attempts on goal early on but, again, struggled as a lone striker. Barely made an impact in the second half before being taken off.
Alejandro Faurlin: 6
Made a welcome return to action and showed his trademark eye-catching style on the ball, but Charlton’s second goal immediately after he came off the bench crushed Rangers’ hopes of a comeback.
Jay Emmanuel-Thomas: 6
The summer signing came on with Faurlin and struggled to make an impression.