Hasselbaink hails clinical QPR as attacking fortunes change against Birmingham

PUBLISHED: 19:11 27 February 2016 | UPDATED: 10:25 29 February 2016

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, Queens Park Rangers' manager

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, Queens Park Rangers' manager

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Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink was delighted to see his QPR side perform well in front of goal as they beat Birmingham 2-0 at Loftus Road.

Dutch midfielder Tjarron Chery netted the opener 10 minutes before half-time and Junior Hoilett scored from the penalty spot four minutes later after Sebastian Polter had been found by Michael Morrison.

The victory means QPR now sit in 11th place in the Championship, 11 points outside of the playoff places.

Hasselbaink was full of praise for his players after seeing them win for only the third time in 16 matches since he took over in early December.

“I’m very happy with the three points and hopefully we can build from here,” said the Dutchman.

“Today we were very good from back to front. From the first five minutes we had control, scored a brilliant goal and then the move for the penalty was very good.

“We scored at the right time. We were able to score two goals and that gave the boys a little bit more freedom.

“In other games we had opportunities in the first half and didn’t score, and then the other teams have started better in the second half.

“This time we managed to get the goals, and to score two and have other chances against a very good side like Birmingham is very good.

“I would have liked to have had more control in the second half but we had a good shape and could have scored to make it 3-0, so I am happy.”

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