Football - Bond frustrated by defeat

QPR assistant manager Kevin Bond once again admitted his side's lack of bite in attack cost them as they crashed to defeat against promotion rivals Leicester.

Jamie Vardy's fine first-half strike secured a 1-0 win for the Foxes and ended QPR's unbeaten home record.

"It is very frustrating, really," Bond said. "We have had this conversation before.

"We haven't created as many chances as we perhaps want to over the course of the season so far, which is why it has been vitally important we keep clean sheets.

"If you look at the way the game panned out, it just played into their hands. They got men behind the ball, got a bit of pace about them and in the end were a threat on the break.

"As much as we tried, we couldn't get the break we needed. We had half a dozen good chances to make the difference and it just wasn't our day.

"It is going to happen, we just need to pick ourselves up as we obviously have a big game with Nottingham Forest coming up next week."

QPR's inability to make their advantage pay saw frustration grow as the match wore on.

Benoit Assou-Ekotto and Charlie Austin almost came to blows in first-half stoppage-time and Joey Barton was sent off as the game came to a close for two bookings in quick succession.

"Joey seems to be the focus on lots of things," Bond, speaking instead of Harry Redknapp, said. "He had already had conversations with the ref.

"He seems to be the focal point and, in his position, he can't afford to put himself up for anything, really. His reputation doesn't do him any favours, for sure."