- Junior Hoilett was all smiles after Rangers' 3-0 west London derby win over Brentford on Saturday
- Hoilett, Sebastian Polter and Tjaronn Chery got the goals at Loftus Road
- Canadian international full of praise for both fans and manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink in particular
JUNIOR Hoilett’s smile said it all at the full-time whistle, after his stunning solo effort helped Rangers on their way to a comprehensive 3-0 west London derby win over Brentford.
Before Saturday’s Sky Bet Championship meeting with the Bees at Loftus Road, QPR were winless in their 16 previous capital clashes.
That statistic was firmly put to bed yesterday, however, thanks to well-taken goals from Hoilett (38 minutes), Seb Polter (66) and Tjaronn Chery (71).
Victory followed a 2-0 home success over promotion-chasing Derby County on Tuesday.
“It was good to give the fans something to smile about in a London derby,” Hoilett told www.qpr.co.uk
. “And my goal makes it all the sweeter for me.
“It was a great win – the fans deserved it, and I think the players did, too.
“We’ve been working hard as a team, and the manager has been working hard to build a structure in training.
“We’re benefitting from that now, and have got some good results recently.”
He added: “I was happy we got the three points. I just can’t wait for the next game now.
“Every player gave their all – and ran the extra mile for each other. It was good to keep another clean sheet for Alex [Smithies], as well.
“We’re really happy after a good week.”
Hoilett has impressed of late – and increased his goals tally to six for the season with the strike against Brentford.
The winger chose to pay tribute to Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink – who was appointed Rangers boss in December – following this latest victory, QPR’s fourth in five home fixtures.
Hoilett also talked us through his first-half goal, saying: “Ale [Faurlin] made a run to open up space – I drove forward, saw the far corner and just went for it.
“It’s as good a goal as I’ve scored for QPR in my time here.
“Since day one, when he (Hasselbaink) came in, he’s put his belief in me. He’s given me a run of games and I’m just trying to repay him.
“I think we’re seeing what can happen when a good manager instils confidence into a player like me.”