Steve McClaren described Bristol City’s injury-time penalty as “another kick in the teeth” after it condemned QPR to a fifth straight Championship defeat.
Rangers, denied a point against Birmingham on Saturday by Nahki Wells’ last-gasp penalty being saved by Lee Camp, were again left with nothing after late drama.
Darnell Furlong was ridiculously adjudged to have fouled Famara Diedhiou, who scored from the spot to give the home side the points.
Rangers boss McClaren described the decision as “ridiculous” and felt it was Furlong who was fouled.
“A bad decision cost us. We feel a bit aggrieved at the moment,” McClaren added.
“It was a huge decision and was at a vital time. I actually thought the referee had pointed for a free-kick for us.”
Rangers have not won in the league since Boxing Day and have taken just one point in 2019.
But they do have a home FA Cup fifth-round tie against Watford on Friday to look forward to.
“We need some characters in there now to pick ourselves up for Friday’s game,” McClaren said.