The R’s have made a poor start to their campaign, and they currently sit in 13th place in the Championship table.
The west London outfit will have to make up an eight-point gap if they are to break into the play-offs, but Wilkins insists that the R’s have the quality to do so.
“QPR are in a division whereby everybody beats each other so there’s no reason why they can’t put a batch of results together which takes them a lot higher - to at least get into the playoff situation,” Wilkins said.
“They’ve got some talented guys in there, we must always remember that. Neil Warnock has taken over and I’m desperately sorry for Chris Ramsey, I thought he would do a really good job but they’ve had to make a decision and they’ve made it.”
QPR parted ways with Ramsey last week, after they were beaten 1-0 by high-flying Derby County.
The R’s have made no secret of their desire to mount a promotion push, but their new manager will be under pressure to deliver results immediately if they are to do so.
At the moment, Warnock is in temporary charge at Loftus Road, and he oversaw his first match last weekend – with the R’s drawing 0-0 with Preston North End.
QPR’s next outing comes after the international break against Middlesbrough, and they will be hoping to have their next boss in place in time for that fixture.