Mark Warburton believes QPR are fast becoming the Championship masters of shutting opposition teams out.

The Rs battled past high-flying Huddersfield 1-0 on Wednesday night to climb up to fourth in the table and extend their promotion push.

Luke Amos grabbed a late winner as the hosts’ defence held firm and Warburton hopes that newfound solidity is a sign of things to come.

The Rangers chief, 59, said: “What is pleasing – and I hope I am not tempting fate with this – is we are restricting the opposition to long-range efforts.

“If you go back to [Nottingham] Forest it was a deflected goal, but we restricted them to long-range speculative shots.

“If you are doing that, you are defending well.

“We showed a real compactness at the back – we won headers and stood up to an obvious threat.

“For the players in there, that was one of those games that can easily get away from you and you can easily drop two, or even three, points if you concede late, so that is a really important win.

“I felt we deserved that. We did enough to win a game of football. It’s always going to be dangerous at 1-0 and that’s what we have to recognise.

“They came here and had the opportunity to jump above us, take our place in the top six and it was a real chance for them, but we met the challenge tonight.”

“They are a good footballing team, who came here on the back of a really good win against West Brom but we delivered a good performance.”

Carlos Corberan’s Terriers started the game brightly but QPR’s three-man defence repelled all that came their way.

Rob Dickie, Jimmy Dunne and Yoann Barbet are rapidly emerging as a rock-solid Championship trio and with classy playmaker Stefan Johansen in front, the Rs look a polished outfit.

Goalkeeper Seny Dieng made a string of fine saves but after Charlie Austin and Ilias Chair went close at the other end, Amos was on hand to nod home the clincher in the 81st minute from Chris Willock’s pinpoint cross.

QPR travel to crisis club Derby on Monday night aiming to make it three wins from three and further cement their promotion credentials.

The free-flowing Hoops look to be hitting their straps at the perfect time and former Brentford boss Warburton added: “We have said for a long that that if we are creating chances we will be in a good place.

“People laughed at it a couple of times last season but we were creating the chances and not taking them.

“Tonight we had Charlie’s turn and the keeper put it round for a corner, and we have had Ilias put it over the bar.

“We created chances and when you are doing that you know that it will come – it’s when you aren’t creating opportunities you have to worry.

“The players worked so hard. They have a really rough games programme, we have a lot of injuries, 16 outfield players and two goalkeepers available and to a man, they delivered tonight – so a huge amount of credit to them.”