RANGERS earned praise from Neil Warnock after coming up trumps for him after just a few days of training.
But the new QPR boss also warned that the excellent 3-1 victory against promotion favourites West Brom does not automatically signal the start of a successful new era at Loftus Road.
“You want to start with the win, but as I told them before, today's not going to define the next few years,” Warnock said. “The attitude's got to be spot on and you've got to do your best.
“It was great to get the result. We played some good football at times and they got their reward from working really hard in training. I thought it was a good performance.
“We've had a good week really. Only three or four days together, but they responded. It's a matter of finding out what I'm like and what I want from them and they've already done a lot more than I envisaged.
“They've all taken a lot on board from the first day, but that's how I get to know my players quickly and they haven't let me down.
“You've got to have commitment, but when you've got ability as well as skill, it's good for the manager and there's nothing lacking here in ability. They've had a lot of upheaval in recent months and their response today was magnificent from everybody.”
The former Crystal Palace boss added: “It was clear that we wanted to win and at half time, I reiterated that we want to win the game and get used to it rather than hang on against a top side and give them a lot of respect and we got into them second half.”