Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has told Queens Park Rangers’ official website that his side need to start believing in themselves more.
QPR have drawn their first two matches under Hasselbaink’s stewardship – against Burnley and Brighton & Hove Albion – and the initial signs have been encouraging.
However, the Dutch boss has improvements that he wants to make to the side, and he says that he will be focusing on increasing his team’s confidence over the coming weeks.
"We’ve got an abundance of character and we’re going to need that. It’s now about working on the belief and getting them together,” he said.
“If we start to believe, we can go from strength to strength.”
QPR showed plenty to be enthused by in a pulsating encounter against Brighton on Tuesday evening.
The R’s put in a very spirited display in the contest, and although they slipped 2-0 down they were never out of the match against Chris Hughton’s promotion chasing team.
Charlie Austin scored a double to rescue a point for QPR, and they have now managed to go unbeaten through their last four Championship matches.
Their good run of form has taken them up to 12th in the Championship table, but they are still six points off the play-off spaces.
QPR’s next match comes against struggling Bristol City where Hasselbaink will be keen to get his first win since taking charge.