Hoops have little to play for apart from building for next season, and they stymied the hopes of a City side and Russell Slade, who are now close to being ruled out of the Championship play-offs as well.
It was a chance to offer a debut to former Wycombe keeper Matt Ingram, and as a result of the shut-out, the Rs gaffer reckons he has genuine competition for the number one shirt.
Hasselbaink said: "He (Ingram) is what QPR stands for: a young, English, hungry player who wants to prove himself and push Alex Smithies.
"Alex is my number one, but it’s fantastic to have that healthy competition.
“We wanted to give Matt experience of playing in this division – and he showed what he is capable of.
“He showed a lot of calmness, a lot of guts, a lot of know-how and he’s got a really bright future ahead of him.”
Ingram and co controlled the early play, but lived on their nerves as JFH readily admitted to www.qpr.co.uk.
“If you look at the whole game – and not just the final five minutes when they threw numbers forward because it was a game they really needed to win – then it is a fair result," he said.
“If we’d have come here earlier in the season, when there is less at stake, they would not have put so many men forward, so you have to look at it in context.
“We are happy with a point here – they have only lost once at home all season, and I was really pleased with the commitment, spirit and togetherness of the players.”
“Of course I would have liked us to penetrate them a little more, but we were always in control.
“To come away from home and be so dominant in possession in the opening 45 minutes is hugely encouraging.
“They were always going to be better in the second half, but we still restricted them to maybe just one or two shots on target throughout the 90 minutes.
“A clean sheet here is a huge plus.”