QPR boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink was left to bemoan a failed penalty appeal and his side’s inability to defend a lead as Huddersfield Town kept him waiting for a first Championship win.

The former Leeds United, Chelsea and Middlesbrough striker has now presided over four draws and a defeat since moving from Burton Albion.

Rangers, without 10-goal top scorer Charlie Austin because of injury, led through Sebastian Polter’s 80th-minue goal, forced home from a long throw by fellow substitute Jay Emmanuel-Thomas.

But Nahki Wells fired home a free-kick six minutes later to leave former Dutch international Hasselbaink frustrated.

The Rangers chief also insisted Muzzy Carayol’s challenge on Junior Holiett early in the second half merited a spot kick.

Pic by James Griffiths Sky Bet Championship QPR v Huddersfield Town 28-12-2015 Carayol and Onuoha

“It was 100% a penalty. I think if the referee (Wiltshire’s Brendan Malone) sees it now he’ll give it,“ he said.

“But I’m not going to talk about the referee – we didn’t draw because of him.

“We drew because Huddersfield played well, especially in the first half, and they scored a good free-kick.

“But when you score 10 minutes from time, you know you have to defend well.”

Hasselbaink added: “Huddersfield played ever so well in the first half. They kept the ball, played it around us and we couldn’t get close.

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“We had to change the formation to get a better platform and we did. We started to look a bit better but we still didn’t hold the ball up front.”

While Town go to Bolton Wanderers on Saturday, Rangers host Hull City on Friday.

“We are in that corner a little bit where we need to get out of it by working together and working hard,” said Hasselbain.

“It is a corner only we can get out of and not feel sorry for ourselves. We need to move on.”