Boss Mark Hughes praised Akos Buzsaky after the Hungarian played a starring role in QPR’s 3-1 victory over Wigan.
Buzsaky, frozen out by Hughes’ predecessor Neil Warnock, scored with a spectacular free-kick to help Rangers to their first league win under the new manager.
“Technically, Akos is a good player and it’s obvious he has ability,” said Hughes.
“He hasn’t played many games and was flagging towards the end so I took him off, but he was excellent today.”
Rangers’ win against the Premier League’s bottom side took them out of the bottom three and eased their fears of an immediate return to the Championship.
But Hughes warned that they still have a tough battle ahead as they look to avoid the drop.
He said: “We’ve now got to show that kind of attitude and determination in every game.
“We know it’s going to be tough, but you’ve obviously got a better chance when you play with that kind of commitment.”
Meanwhile, Rangers are assessing a hamstring strain suffered by striker DJ Campbell, who was substituted at half-time.
“It’s a tweak. We’re hopeful it’s not too bad,” Hughes revealed.
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