Mark Warburton took great delight in his ‘dangerous’ QPR side after they beat Millwall 4-3 in a seven-goal thriller.

Conor Masterson put the hosts ahead, before Millwall’s Matt Smith levelled just after half-time and Ryan Manning's long-range strike and a calmly taken effort from Ebere Eze put the Rs two goals clear.

Despite Shaun Hutchinson scoring to make it 3-2 and a late Jayson Molumby consolation, Todd Kane’s header 17 minutes from time ultimately separated the two sides and in doing so ended Millwall’s hopes of reaching the Championship play-off places.

“I say this full of respect for Millwall, who are a very good team, but we could have scored eight, nine or 10 goals there," Warburton said.

“We've missed a couple of great chances, their keeper's produced a couple of world-class saves and we've hit the bar.

“We looked really dangerous going forward. We knew they had to throw bodies forward and we could transition on them really quickly.

“We hurt them. We looked very good for long periods of the game.”

The victory moved Warburton’s side up to 14th spot on 57 points with just Wednesday’s fixture away at West Bromwich Albion to come.

But, while there may be little to play for now, there are encouraging signs for the future after 21-year-old striker Masterson registered his maiden career goal.

Warburton added: “I’m really pleased for Conor. He’s a young guy who’s stood up when he’s been thrown in there – he’s responded really well.

“He had to deal with some physical players today, but he won his fair share of headers, defended his goal, made blocks and talked to his team-mates.

“For a young guy learning his trade, I’m delighted for him.

“We have to get bodies forward – sometimes we play in front of teams and don’t really hurt them.

“Today, you saw the runs in behind. We had to get Ossie Kakay and Ryan [Manning] moving forward, Todd [Kane], Mide Shodipo etc, too.

“Toddy had only been on a minute and when the ball broke, he had to work hard to get there. Dom Ball put over a left-foot cross and it was a really good goal.

“We’ve also missed four or five outstanding chances. Ilias Chair was through, we hit the bar through Ryan. But two or three of the saves were outstanding.”