"It was a terrific night and a great atmosphere and a very pleasing result. The first half was tight but when we got the first goal you could see the confidence going into the players.
"Before that you could see that we had not been scoring goals recently as we made the wrong decisions around the box and maybe shot a bit too early. As soon as we scored the first we built on that.
"We have been short of goals in recent weeks and games and we have lost a lot of recent games by the odd goal. We have possibly been a bit unlucky and it has been a frustrating run so it was very pleasing to get a couple tonight.
"I thought that the goal really helped Steve Morison tonight, even before that I thought he led the line really well but the goal will help him.
"I think QPR will still go up automatically, they have a terrific squad and a manager I respect and I think they are the favourites to go up automatically.
"We are nine points off the play-offs and have 10 games to go, so it will be a tall order, but if we are in with a chance with a sprint finish then we always have a chance."
Rangers chief Neil Warnock could only see some slack defending.
He said: "I did not think there was anything in it in the first half and I always thought that the first goal was always going to win the game.
"We knew it was going to be a physical game, competitive and not much football played, but I thought we did as well as we could in the first half.
"But if you are going to concede goals like a Sunday league team would do then you are going to lose games.
"I have to forgive the players tonight, they made elementary mistakes and were punished.
"I did not see either team scoring really, it looked like a 0-0 draw unless someone made a mistake and that is what happened and we made two.
"There are no favourites in the Championship, we have just been more consistent over the course of the season, that is what has got us where we are.
"Ahead of the games against Ipswich, Middlesbrough, Leicester and tonight we wanted seven points and we have got nine and seven points clear, so I am happy in that respect, but I never like to lose games.
"I just want to go up, if we are two points ahead of third place going into the last game I'll be happy."