QPR inflicted Reading's third straight pre-season defeat at Bearwood Park, coming out 2-0 winners.

Splitting the match into three 30 minute spells, a side full of Academy prospects and trialists began the game against an almost full-strength R's lineup.

Taking 24 minutes to break the deadlock, Scotland international Lyndon Dykes also had the ball in the net only to be ruled offside.

The youngsters put up a good fight, causing veteran Asmir Begovic a few nervy moments in the QPR goal, but very little end product proved their undoing.

Minutes 30-60, the middle third, was the best spell for Ruben Selles' men as Sam Smith linked up well with his new teammates.

A recognised first-team played the final 30 minutes and summer recruit Harvey Knibbs looked to link with the forward line but very little efforts came. 

The best chance fell to Kelvin Ehibhatiomhan as a corner was recycled, but his header had little power and was caught.

Deep into injury time, the much-changed opponents hit the Royals out wide and smashed a second home after Dean Bouzanis had originally saved the first attempt.

Gareth Ainsworth's side, still very much expected to struggle in the Championship, walked away with two goals and a clean sheet.

Reading's only remaining pre-season fixture is on Saturday as Swansea City visit the SCL Stadium.