Queens Park Rangers drew 1-1 with Bolton Wanderers on Saturday.
QPR fell behind at the Reebok Stadium, but they fought back in the last minute and rescued a point when Matt Phillips scored a dramatic equaliser.
Although Rangers would not have been entirely satisfied with a point against the struggling Trotters, Hasselbaink was pleased to see the fight in his team.
“The reaction of my players after going a goal down today was good – and that’s a positive sign for me," he said.
Hasselbaink’s start at QPR has been disappointing so far, as the London side have won just two of his first 13 matches in charge.
The R’s have failed to progress as they were hoping to under the Dutchman’s stewardship, with their focus now surely on next season.
QPR are currently sat in 12th place in the Championship table, and they appear to be destined to finish in a mid-table spot at best.
The R’s next match comes against an in-form Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough, meaning their search for a much needed win is not getting any easier.