Matteo Alberti repaid the faith shown him by his QPR boss by netting both goals in Saturday's 2-2 draw at Nottingham Forest.
Rs insiders pedicted last week that the 20-year-old from Chievo Verona would suffer the same fate as the other two teenagers who came in from the continent - and have since been been sent back.
Dani Parejo left in December, and Emmanuel Ledesma last week, but Alberti surprisingly survived under manager Paulo Sousa, and showed why he's still around to cash in either side of half-time.
However, it was Alberti's foul just before the break that gifted Forest a penalty and an undeserved lead.
Their 67th minute leveller guaranteed a share of the spoils, but the point still leaves Rs unbeaten in nine league matches.