Jake Bidwell was delighted after QPR claimed a 3-0 victory over Leeds in their season opener and wants that to be the minimum standard.
And, in the dying stages, Sebastian Polter scored to complete a convincing win that was richly deserved with Alex Smithies having little to do.
“Three goals, clean sheet, full house at home – you can't ask for more than that so I'm really pleased – it's a great start,” Bidwell said.
“We've been working on (defensive solidity) and anyone at Watford would have seen that. We've got a base to work from. We've scored three goals so shown the quality going the other way.”
He added: That's got to be the base now. You could see how hard everyone was working. That's got to be the baseline.
“I'm sure we'll improve in a few weeks. I think the players know what is expected of them. It's a big club and everyone wants to get back into the Premier League.
“We'll take it game by game. That's got to be a minimum performance.”
Bidwell is now looking for his side to pick up momentum in the first month of the season and not allow Leeds to be a false dawn.
He added: “We want to get a bit of momentum to start off with. We want to get points on the board early doors. We'll take it step by step and just carry on from there.
“You prefer (the run of games). The quicker you get into the momentum of playing games but we've got one on Wednesday so onto the next one.”