QPR assistant manager Kevin Bond insists Yun Suk-Young should not be discouraged by the decision to leave him out against Wigan.
The South Korea international, 24, had an excellent game in the 3-1 victory at Middlesbrough at the weekend.
But boss Harry Redknapp decided to drop him to the bench for Tuesday’s win, with Richard Dunne returning to the starting line-up having served a ban.
“It wasn’t really any reflection on him. Harry needed to pick a team he thought would win,” said Bond.
“I think the [dropped] lads understand, and whilst they’re disappointed they need to take it in the right way.
“You play this week and might not play next week. Players don’t like it – and shouldn’t they like it. But we have a goal for this season and everybody’s trying to achieve it.
“In fairness to Yun, he hadn’t been playing much and I don’t think anyone played better for us at the weekend.”