QPR manager Ian Holloway was full of praise for Northampton Town following his side's 1-0 victory at Loftus Road.
Speaking after the game, he said: "I felt they played very well. They closed us, pressed us and knew what we were going to try to do,” Rangers boss Holloway said.
“I’ve got to give Northampton massive credit, but my lads still saw it through. We managed to keep going and just about scrape through.
“There are a lot of teams that haven’t gone through. We have and I’m delighted with the way the boys kept fighting and working for each other.”
Holloway made nine changes for the game, and praised all of his team, including the returning Steven Caulker who made his first competitive appearance since October 2016.
He said: “I had to make changes to protect some of the players who played so well against Reading on Saturday and I played a team that wasn’t as balanced as I wanted it to be.
“But I’m pleased with all my squad players. It’s difficult when the team play on Saturday, you’re not involved and then you have to go out in a very different game.
“I’m delighted for Caulker and I want to mention all of them. We can be a lot better than that but Northampton played really well.
“It’s about standing up and being counted and we’ve done that.”