QPR forward Jamie Mackie says that securing a victory in their Championship opener has set the benchmark for the rest of the season.
The 31-year-old played a key role in the side's victory with his tireless work ethic, which resulted in increased pressure on the Royals back line.
Speaking to the club's official website after the game, Mackie said: "It's only three points but winning your first game and setting your stall out like we did is a signal of intent.
"The lads have set themselves – and each other – a real marker with that performance.
"The only disappointment is that we didn't get the number of goals our performance deserved.
"But we need to build on this now, because if we can make this place a fortress – playing the high-tempo football that we did against Reading – we can enjoy a good season.