NIGEL Clough said that QPR deserved the victory after his Albion team suffered another home defeat.
The Brewers boss said: "It was another disappointment at home. We didn't play well enough and QPR deserved it.
"We were outplayed by better players at times in the first half but came in at 1-1 which we probably didn't deserve to be and from there we should have gone on and got something from the game. But if we keep giving the ball away, which we did today, then any team in the Championship is going to punish you.
"Giving the ball away led to their second and third goals. If you don't lose the ball you don't give them the opportunity to do that.
"It's hard to explain when we have been so good in the last half dozen games why we played nowhere near it today.
"We had to change the formation as we were being outplayed early on but it's not really about formations but about the players doing better at home than they are at the moment. But we have to give QPR credit for how they played and approached it today."
Another blow for the Brewers was the knee injury to Will Miller.
Clough said: "It was as innocuous as it can be but it's not looking too good. He turned and said straight away that he couldn't continue. It's a big blow for us."