QPR manager Ian Holloway hailed his side’s character after they held promotion pushers Leeds United to a stalemate at Elland Road.
Marking his 600th league appearance, Whites goalkeeper Rob Green crucially denied Conor Washington as the striker ran clear on goal with just 14 minutes played in what was QPR’s best chance of the game.
QPR, who pressed throughout their time in West Yorkshire, looked the more likely side to claim victory, and picked up their seventh point from a possible nine in the last week, but slip to 15th in the Championship table.
And with dreams of one day taking QPR on a Leeds-esque run up the table, Holloway insists that United are the ones to watch as the season draws to a close.
“They’ve got enough games left,” he said. “And anything can happen now, especially if you have a wobble at the wrong time. It’s all about getting a bit of momentum or good fortune.
“Anybody can beat anybody. That’s the truth. It’s such a wonderful competition - unlike the Premier League. It looks that way and they all talk about it, but is it really?
“West Brom have had their best season ever but are they ever going to win anything? I’ve been there and it sucks. You’ve got Chelsea away. Liverpool, Arsenal. You ain’t winning those. The top six moreorless pick themselves every year - how boring is that?
“To try and break into it, you need ten or fifteen years. Let’s see if Leeds can do it - and let me tell you I’m going to be an avid watcher.
“It’s been a great day for me and I’m proud of my team. But it was also nice to see Leeds buzzing. I understand how hard it is for Mr Monk to keep everyone focussed but he’s done it brilliantly so good luck to him.
“What Leeds are now is what I’m trying to make us. I want to be the one to take us back to a little bit of fame.”
If that is to be the case, Leeds will have to up their game considerably for the run in. With the exception of a frantic final 15 minutes, the visitors showed far greater urgency and incisiveness, their midfield pair of Luke Freeman and Massimo Luongo seemingly able to slice through the Whites at will.
Washington - who was otherwise excellent - spurned a host of chances, first missing Luongo’s far-post cross, then being thwarted by Green before smashing wide from 12 yards with the goal at his mercy.
Leeds, by contrast, failed to register a single shot on target, stymied by QPR’s disciplined refusal to press any higher than the halfway line.
Usually so effective on the counter-attack, the lack of space gave the likes of Pablo Hernandez and Kemar Roofe no room to operate and denied top-scorer Chris Wood the decoy runners he craves.