Riis was given his first start as a loan striker and he impressed bringing in his team mates and linking up well. He looked a willing runner and appears to give Preston a better option up front.
The first twenty minutes were fairly even with QPR having the only real shot on goal. The game changed when Sinclair took the ball on a run into the box where he was tripped by Wallace.
The returning Daniel Johnson converted to give Preston the lead. North End were denied another first half penalty when it seemed apparent that Riis had been pulled down in the box. The referee though otherwise.
North End were positive in the second half. Riis should have scored from a Browne cross when he was unmarked close in on goal. Minutes later he was tripped in the box by Wallace and Preston were awarded a second penalty.
Sinclar converted from the spot and Preston did not look like surrendering the two goal lead. QPR had an opportunity late on when Adomah beat Hughes in a foot race but his shot hit the post.
It was an improved performance from the weekend. The setup appears to work better away from home where teams do not sit back as much and Riis made a difference to the team performance.