QPR 1 - 1 Wolves
Substitute Carl Cort scored a late equaliser for Glenn Hoddle's side but Wolverhampton Wanderers' hopes of gatecrashing the play-offs receded further last night.
Cort struck his tenth goal of the season five minutes from time to salvage a point for the visitors as they drew their eighth league game in 11 matches under Hoddle.
But the result means Wolves are 12 points adrift of the play-offs with only 13 games remaining and even the most die-hard supporters at Molineux must resign themselves to another season in the Championship.
Certainly, on last night's evidence at Loftus Road, Wolves are not promotion material as the hosts, who were in League One last season, dominated the match and should have won comfortably.
Wolves ' goalkeeper Michael Oakes had to make several saves to keep Rangers at bay as Hoddle's play-off hopes took another blow.
He said: "We are making it hard for ourselves and if we can't make the play-offs this season, it will be a shame.
The players and everyone involved deserve more points than we have got and this is another frustrating result.
"We are drawing too many games, but I am happy with the way the team performed again."
Hoddle made two changes to the side which drew 2-2 at home to Gillingham last Saturday. Paul Ince and Leon Clarke, who scored a lastminute equaliser against the Gills, returned to the starting line-up with Seyi George Olofinjana and Cort dropping to the bench.
The visitors started positively as Keith Andrews won an early corner and Kenny Miller forced Simon Royce into action at his near post.
But it was Oakes, in the Wolves' goal, who made the best early save to keep out Paul Furlong's header in the ninth minute.
It was an impressive stop, yet Oakes was unable to prevent Rangers taking the lead only two minutes later. Lively left-winger Lee Cook released Kevin Gallen who cut inside a feeble tackle by Jody Craddock to score with a low right-foot shot into Oakes' bottom left-hand corner. The hosts might have doubled their advantage in the 26th minute when a slip by Joleon Lescott almost let in Furlong but the defender retrieved the situation.
Astonishingly, a further blunder just before half time nearly gifted Rangers another goal when a mix-up between Lescott and Oakes put Furlong clear momentarily but this time Oakes intervened.
Hoddle must have been relieved to get to half-time trailing only 1-0 as the only occasion Wolves really tested Royce in the opening 45 minutes was with Seol Ki-Hyeon's header from Lee Naylor's cross.
Matters did not improve after the break for the visitors, either, as Ian Holloway's side continued to dictate the play and Hoddle felt sufficiently frustrated by the 63rd minute to make a double substitution, bringing on Kevin Cooper and Olofinjana for Colin Cameron and Ki-Hyeon.
Both substitutes got involved immediately but it was Hoddle's third and final replacement, Cort, who rescued a point for Wolves.
The striker, who was brought on for Andrews, signalled his intent moments after coming on as Royce had to push his header on to the post but Cort was not to be denied as the ex-Newcastle forward chested the ball down on the edge of the area and
scored with a low right-foot shot to the delight of the 1,000-strong away following behind the goal.