Charlie Austin has been so impressed by Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink he has already told Queens Park Rangers’ official website that he wants the Dutchman to stay at Loftus Road for the long term.
Hasselbaink has only been in charge at QPR for a couple of weeks, but he seems to have wasted no time in making an impression on the squad he has inherited.
QPR have drawn their first two matches under the guidance of the 43-year-old, extending their unbeaten run in the Championship to four matches.
And Austin said: "The new manager has come in and set out his stall and told us what he wants and expects from us.
"It's been a good couple of weeks for us, we're on a decent little run now.
"We're enjoying working for the new gaffer – and the lads are all in it together. We just need stability – that's what the club wants, what everyone wants.
"If the gaffer stays here for a long time, who knows what could happen. We just need to continue to take one game at a time and see where it takes us.”
QPR may still be looking for their first win since Hasselbaink took charge, but the initial signs have been encouraging.
The R’s looked very solid against Burnley, and they backed up that performance by putting in a fine battling display against Brighton & Hove Albion yesterday.
Brighton are currently second in the Championship table, and they have gone unbeaten throughout the entirety of the campaign so far, but they were given an almighty scare by QPR.
The Seagulls took a 2-0 lead in the fixture, but in the end they were happy to claim a point from their visit to Loftus Road, after Charlie Austin netted a brace to pull QPR back into the match.
Hasselbaink now has a solid platform to build upon, with the R’s next match coming against Bristol City at the weekend.