QPR manager Ian Holloway has said that he is delighted with the attitude of his senior players, after confirming that the club's youngsters 'weren't ready' for a west London derby.
Holloway hinted earlier in the week that he was going to bring a number of young defenders into his squad because of injury, but opted for experience against the Bees.
Speaking after the game, Holloway said: "I was very pleased with those who played at the back for us. I had to decide to play Jordan Cousins who was injured the other day and I thought he was terrific, and I’ve got Pav playing there because putting a young one in that situation because some of them aren’t ready yet.
"But if you could see what I tried to do, I tried to make my lads believe by putting another forward on and another attacker on so somewhere along the line my substitutions helped my boys to believe that they could come back.
"For me, Jamie Mackie sums it up. He’s more happy down there, the best he’s ever seen as a comeback and he wasn’t even on the pitch. That’s what I call togetherness."