Wycombe Wanderers and QPR could not be separated as the Chairboys held their Championship opponents to a 0-0 pre-season draw at Adams Park.

Rangers had the better of the first half before Wanderers grew into the game late in proceedings and finished the stronger.

They almost nicked it through Sam Wood, but returning Blues star Matt Ingram produced a fine save to deny the Wycombe left-back.

Wanderers will now turn their attention to a visit Aldershot Town on Tuesday night where they will look for their first win of pre-season.

With a host of players facing off against their former clubs and Adebayo Akinfenwa making his first Adams Park appearance, the match had plenty of sub-plots.

These were only added to before kick-off though as Wanderers announced the signing of Nick Freeman from Histon.

The wide midfielder impressed while on trial during Tuesday night’s 1-1 draw with Brentford which saw him smack the post with a superb long-range volley.

Ainsworth opted to depart from the 4-3-3 formation which had worked so well against the Bees and instead played 4-4-2 with Akinfenwa alongside Dayle Southwell.

The former AFC Wimbledon man’s physicality will undoubtedly be a valuable tool for Wycombe this year, and he consistently held up play when the ball was played ling to him.

Wycombe were certainly less fluid in the early stages as the visitors enjoyed more of the ball and produced moments of quality going forward.

In fact, Rangers would have been ahead but for the excellent defensive intervention of Michael Harriman.

The former QPR man got back superbly to clear off the line after Naseer El Khayati cut onto his left foot and placed past trialist keeper Scott Brown.

Gareth Ainsworth would have been concerned to see Aaron Pierre leave the field with a knee injury after a strong challenge from Michael Petrasso.

Pierre, who was integral to Wycombe last season, played through the pain before succumbing to the complaint on the half hour.

The centre-backs departure was the main talking point of an otherwise quiet first 45 minutes and Wanderers will have to hope he is not out for a prolonged period.

Pierre was replaced by a trialist who looked solid at the back and began the second period with a couple of strong tackles.

He did his cause no harm later in the half with a brave block to prevent Ben Galdwin’s powerful drive causing greater damage.

The Blues started the second half with renewed attacking endeavour and had a great effort 10 minutes of the restart.

It came from former QPR man Marcus Bean whose measured shot from the edge of the box curled just over the bar.

The attempt came moments after Paris Cowan-Hall had left the field limping to add to the injury concerns for Ainsworth.

A number of changes just after the hour saw the Blues revert to three in attack with Sam Wood and Freeman playing either side of Garry Thompson.

The change brought greater forward impetus to the Wycombe cause and they began to have the better of the match.

With just under 20 minutes to play, Ingram reminded Chairboys fans of the class which made him so important during his time at Adams Park.

The QPR stopper flew to his right to get a strong hand to Wood's rasping drive from the edge of the box.

Despite finishing strongly, Wycombe were almost embarrassed late on as El Khayati tried an audacious effort from halfway which dropped onto the roof of the net.

Having survived the scare, Wycombe saw out a well-deserved draw to make it three pre-season games without defeat.

Wycombe Wanderers Trialist Scott Brown (Trialist Nik Tzanev HT), Harriman, Jacobson, Pierre (Trialist DEF 30), Stewart, Cowan-Hall (Freeman 54), Bean (O’Nien 62), Rowe (McGinn 62), Weston (Wood 62), Akinfenwa (Thompson HT), Southwell (Bloomfield 62)

QPR: Ingram, Furlong, Hall, Caulker, Kpekawa, Henry, Cousins (Gladwin 60), Petrasso (Washington HT), El Khayati, Doughty, Emmanuel-Thompson (Polter 80)

Subs not used: Lumley, Onouha, Chery, Gladwin, Perch, Shodipo

Referee: Charles Breakspear

Attendance: 2,575