Hasselbaink has taken over from Chris Ramsey as permanent manager at Loftus Road, and he has already shown the qualities which he can bring to the club.
The Dutchman helped QPR keep a clean-sheet in his first match in the dugout, which finished as a 0-0 draw against Burnley, and Holloway expects that the London outfit will remain very tough to break down under Hasselbaink’s guidance.
"He’ll bring some resilience and steadfastness," Holloway said. "I think that’s what Jimmy brought to Burton Albion. He just kept them winning.
"He has one of the best defensive records in any of the leagues, and he started with a clean-sheet.
"I just want the fans to be patient with him. They need to give Jimmy the time."
QPR’s defensive frailties were one of the main reasons why Chris Ramsey was sacked as manager at Loftus Road.
The R’s shipped a large volume of goals under Ramsey, but Neil Warnock’s time in temporary charge shows that they can be solid.
QPR have now conceded just one goal in their last five matches, and they have moved a lot closer to the play-offs as a result.
The R’s are only four points away from the top six, but they face a tough test later this evening.
QPR are set to play host to an unbeaten Brighton & Hove Albion side tonight, and their promotion credentials are sure to be put to the test in the contest.