Jack Clarke was praised by QPR boss Mark Warburton after the on-loan Tottenham youngster finally saw some match action.
Clarke was brought on as a second-half substitute during Rangers’ 1-0 defeat at Wigan on Wednesday night.
He had not been involved in any games since the season resumed and his outing at the DW Stadium was his first action since February.
He was brought on along with Olamide Shodipo and Warburton felt both youngsters made an impact.
“In the second half I thought we were much better. The two substitutes made a difference,” Warburton told West London Sport.
But Warburton was less impressed with Ilias Chair’s second-half miss, admitting it proved costly.
He said: “We have to score. You can’t miss from four yards out, basically in the middle of the goal. We can’t miss those chances.
“If you look at the stats this season, I think for a long time we were second or third in terms of chances created.
“There’s been no problem this season in terms of creating chances. We have been guilty in terms of missing them – many of them gilt edged chances.
“We’ve got some very young players, but you’ve got to score. Tonight it was Ilias. But we’ve been guilty all season of it.”