Ian Holloway hailed Ryan Manning after the Irish youngster made his senior debut for QPR in their 2-1 victory at Wolves.
Injury-hit and having lost six games in a row, Rangers snatched victory with a late goal from Pawel Wszolek.
Holloway, whose second spell as Rangers manager has so far been a struggle, praised his players for their battling spirit and was delighted with Manning’s contribution.
“I think Ryan Manning was absolutely outstanding and epitomised what my QPR was before and what I want it to be in the future,” he said.
“Fight and heart comes above the fancy stuff. We’ve played some wonderful football in other games and got nothing.
“It was probably the worst we played but the best heart we showed.
“Today, the boys earned that against the run of play. We stole those points.”