Luton Town suffered a 2-0 defeat at home to QPR in the Championship.

A few days on from their FA Cup victory over Reading, the Hatters were unable to pick up a further home victory after a goal in each half for the West Londoners.

Charlie Austin put the away side in front in the first half on his second QPR debut after signing on loan from West Brom, before Macauley Bonne scored a second late on.

The result is a defeat for Nathan Jones’ side, who had been unbeaten in six at home before this game as they miss out on the chance to move into the top half.

The visitors made the brighter start, with Simon Sluga making stops in the first half hour to keep out Bright Osayi-Samuel and then Lyndon Dykes.

The breakthrough for QPR came with six minutes of the first half remaining, as Austin bundled in Geoff Cameron’s flick-on at a QPR corner.

Luton’s best chances came when James Collins fired wide despite being well placed after QPR made a mess of an attempt to play out from the back, before Pelly Ruddock Mpanzu saw one drive hit the post and another crash wide, and Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall had his own drive saved.

But QPR still had a threat of their own, and although Rob Dickie headed their best second half effort over the crossbar, they would wrap the points up in the final stages.

Substitute Bonne struck a late second for the visitors, as he received Albert Adomah’s pass and beat Sluga.

The result means defeat for Luton as they warm up for a weekend test against Championship promotion contenders Bournemouth.