The Dutch winger was recalled to QPR’s line-up as they beat Birmingham City 2-0 at Loftus Road yesterday, and he was at the heart of everything good the London side did.
Chery was a constant tormentor of the Birmingham defence, and he scored the goal which set QPR on the way to a comfortable victory.
The summer signing’s performance drew a number of plaudits from Rangers supporters and Hasselbaink has suggested that the attacking midfielder took his long-awaited chance.
“Chery has been knocking on the door for a while, training really well and being very positive around the place, but I’ve been saying to him he has to wait for his opportunity and that is it," the Dutch boss said.
Chery’s quality has rarely been doubted during his time at QPR so far, but he has had an inconsistent season.
The 27-year-old has made 30 appearances for the R’s to date, but only 16 of these displays have come as a starter.
Chery will be hoping to keep his place for the closing stages of the season, however, as QPR look to start climbing up the Championship table.
The R’s have won just three of their first 15 matches under Hasselbaink’s stewardship, but they have shown improvements to go unbeaten in their last three matches.
QPR’s next fixture comes against Milton Keynes Dons on Saturday.