Brentford hero Romaine Sawyers dedicated his goal at QPR to all those who supported him after he was jeered off against Barnsley just seven days ago.

The Saint Kitts and Nevis international scored the second in the 2-0 win over the Bees' hated rivals with a fine finish from Maxime Colin's cut back.

And the Brentford man paid tribute to those who stuck by him after a difficult experience against the Yorkshire club.

He said: I'm sure I'll have a few Twitter mentions like I had. I've had a lot of support during the week from staff, coaches, players and obviously the supportive fans so it's all been good. It makes it easier to kick on from what happened last week.

Romaine Sawyers

“It was good to get it at that end with the Brentford fans. I owe it to my team mates after what happened last week.

“They've been supportive from the get go. I've had texts and conversations with people saying keep going and the gaffer showed his faith in me.

“It shows the relationship we've had for a long time and it's good to know people are really supportive.”

With 16 minutes remaining, Josh Clarke won the ball back from James Perch, Maxime Colin picked up the ball and Scott Hogan raced towards the six yard box, dragging the QPR defence deep into their area.

However, the Frenchman spotted Sawyers and laid the ball across for the midfielder to guide the ball into the top corner.

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Sawyers explained: “I'd seen Max get into a lot of space. Scotty made a run to drag the defenders out and I thought stand still for a cut back and when it came to me I thought make clean contact and it'll hit the back of the net and that's what happened.

“I knew it was going in. The contact was clean and the keeper wasn't going to get to it. It was just a relief really.”

Sawyers also revealed that the squad were inspired by Brentford's player liaison officer Peter Gilham.

He said: “It's my first derby as a Brentford player. You see it on Twitter building up to the game.

“They won here last year so it's good to do it on someone else's patch and get the bragging rights for the fans.

Romaine Sawyers of Brentford celebrates after scoring his side's second goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Queens Park Rangers and Brentford at Loftus Road on October 28, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

“I'm sure between now and next week they'll be at work smiling and happy. There's no bigger fan than Peter (Gilham) – he's the happiest man here.

“We used that in our motivation before the game to go and win it for Pete and we've done it.”

On hearing those words, Peter said: “It's the best result ever for me and I've been watching them for 60 odd years. The performance was magnificent. I love every single one of the players!”

The midfielder was also quick to pay tribute to the supportive fans, who gave the Bees their backing from first whistle to last at Loftus Road.

Sawyers: said: “The fans were massive. It felt like we were at home. They never stopped. Once we got Clarkey's goal it rose them a bit more and when I scored they rose again.

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“The extra push they give us – as long as they keep supporting us in the right way. Everyone knows what it's like being a fan and you do get your backs up and nobody is a bigger critic than any player.

“We know what we're capable of and what we want to try and do – nobody makes mistake apart from honestly.

“We don't go out there that's anything less than what we normally do. The support was good tonight.

On last week's difficulty, Sawyers added: “What went on went on. I'm not going to dwell on it. I couldn't ask for anything better from the players and staff. It coincided that I scored today and what a team to do it against.”