Hoilett moved to QPR back in 2012 and he has struggled to show his very best form at Loftus Road to date. However, Hasselbaink has big plans for the Canadian international during his time in charge.
“Yes, Junior is a big part of my plans,” Hasselbaink confirmed. “He is somebody who can create opportunities, and someone who can open up defences with his pace.
“He’s a big confidence player, and a player who wants to know from the manager that he likes him and appreciates him.
“I think he can be a really big weapon for us. If we can get him back to the level he was when he was playing for Blackburn, I think he can be an enormous player for us.”
Hoilett’s time at QPR actually appeared to be coming to an end, as he fell out of contention when Chris Ramsey was in charge.
Ramsey rarely used Hoilett, but when Neil Warnock was placed in temporary charge he brought the fleet-footed winger straight back into his first-team.
Hoilett has since delivered a series of encouraging displays and he has started in Hasselbaink’s first two matches in charge, which have both finished as draws.
QPR are now unbeaten in their last four Championship matches and they are only six points away from a play-off spot with plenty of football still to be played.