Hasselbaink delighted after QPR’s derby win

QPR boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink said Junior Hoilett’s superb goal gave his team the perfect platform to beat Brentford in their 3-0 victory at Loftus Road.

The west London derby was fairly even before the in-form Hoilett cut in from the left and curled a shot into the top corner.

Brentford felt Ryan Woods was fouled in the build up to Sebastian Polter’s goal midway through the second half.

And Tjaronn Chery finished emphatically after being set up by Alejandro Faurlin to cap a resounding Rangers win.

Hasselbaink said: “Junior did very well. It was some goal. We have players in the team who can do that.

“We have quality players who, if you give them a bit of space, they can create.

Goals from Sebastian Polter and Tjaronn Chery completed Rangers' win
Goals from Sebastian Polter and Tjaronn Chery completed Rangers’ win

“Junior took the goal really well and then after that you get a little more positivity and you can do certain things – you feel freer, and that’s normal.

“You can then either go ‘We have got a goal and that’s it’ or ‘We’ve got a goal and we’re going to try to get them out of their shell and hurt them even more’ – and we did that.”

It was a third consecutive home win for Rangers and vindicated Hasselbaink’s decision to select the same side that beat Derby 2-0 in midweek.

The Dutchman explained: “After such a good game on Tuesday, which involved such a lot of energy, it was one to think about: ‘Can those those players we started with do it again in a derby when they’ll need that adrenaline?

“I decided to start with the same team and I must say that from minute one, with the great support we had today, we played very well.

“We were very well organised, not really in trouble, and we defended well. I’m very happy with the performance.

“You can’t just control a game with the ball, you have to be able to ‘suffer’ without the ball as well, and we did that.”