Much hype before the game, but The Bees and Rangers played out a goalless draw in front of 10,849 spectators.
The first half saw the tempo slowed down by Rangers, looking comfortable with Shittu and Kevin Gallen providing Ranges with much needed balance. Brentford's best chance of the half came on 24 minutes, Lloyd Owusu hit the woodwork after a free kick awarded for foul on Bees Captain by Shittu.
HALF-TIME BRENTFORD 0 QUEENS PARK RANGERS 0
The second half saw The Bees came out stronger forcing the pace, and only dogged defending by Shittu and Palmer kept the Bees at bay.
R's did not have a shot on target in the second 45 but The Bees lacked confidence to take the game to Rangers.
In the 82nd minute, Paul Gibbs was booked for a foul on Marcus Bignot. The Bees left back was then a victim of a clumsy challenge with moments remaining from R's striker Andy Thomson, which forced him to be replaced by substitute Steve Sidwell.
Seconds later Referee M Messias blew for full time.
FINAL SCORE: BRENTFORD 0 QUEENS PARK RANGERS 0