James Perch has not given up hope on QPR gatecrashing the Championship play-offs after ending their London derby hoodoo against a woeful Brentford side.
Rangers followed up their 2-0 win over Derby by putting Dean Smith's side to the sword thanks to goals from Junior Hoilett, Sebastian Polter and Tjaronn Chery and recorded their first London derby since November 2013.
The result leaves them nine points off the play-offs with nine games to go and Perch, while he knows it's going to be a long shot, is not giving up.
He said: “Nine points is a tough ask to make up. The teams up there are up there as they've been winning games. All we can do is win our games and see where it takes us.
“It's great to end the London derby hoodoo as everyone was talking about whether we could win one before the game. The way we did it was excellent.
“Everyone is buzzing – the players, gaffer and his staff. It seems as if everything has clicked. We're starting to get the results.”
QPR seem to have found a strong formula under Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink and have looked more solid in recent weeks.
And Perch has paid tribute to the work the Dutchman does with the defenders to give Rangers a strong base.
He added: “He's worked us a lot harder in training. He must have felt we needed it which is fair enough.
“He's very on top of the defensive side as he's a striker who moaned when he didn't get the ball up front. He's made us into a more complete team.
“I think it might be the fact (he knows what he hated defenders doing). He doesn't talk about his playing days and he was a great player.
“He doesn't take the strikers to do shooting. I was surprised as I thought he'd be working with them. He must quite enjoy the defensive side and starting from a solid base.”