Pilkington, 23, feels results like the one at Loftus Road could prove priceless come May.
"It is massive - hopefully at the end of the season we will look back at these wins and that is what has kept us up," he said.
"Any win away from home in this league is huge and against one of the teams that are going to be in or around us come the end of the season.
"We are pulling away from the pack now. Hopefully we can keep picking up points, and I am sure we will be sitting nicely come May.
"That is all we are looking for, is to be in this league next season."