Heidar Helguson's goal at Plymouth on Saturday has finally lifted the away goal hoodoo.
The Icelander, on loan from Bolton, became only the third player to score for Rangers on their travels this season in the Championship and it ended a barren spell for the side of seven away games without a goal.
Paulo Sousa's relief was tainted by a late goal for the home side's Steve MacLean which denied his team all three points, but the performance and result brought encouragement.
Skipper Martin Rowlands was again outstanding, setting up QPR's 16th minute goal and having a goal controversially ruled out.
"We are becoming more consistent and the away mentality is getting more like it is at home," said the Rangers boss."It's disappointing that we didn't get two more points but I am happy with my team."