QPR boss Mark Warburton was delighted as his side got back to winning ways with a 2-0 victory over Bristol City at Ashton Gate on Saturday. 

First half goals from Ilias Chair and Rob Dickie were enough to secure the win for the Rs, who ended a three-match winless run with the priceless victory. 

The win keeps Rangers in a comfortable position in the Championship table - sitting 11 points clear of the relegation zone - and was their first on the road since a 2-1 success over Watford on the first day of February. 

And Warburton was left buzzing with the performance against Nigel Pearson’s side, with the hosts hardly having a sniff of goal for much of the game. 

“I thought we started the game quite sloppy in the opening five or ten minutes, but then get a deserved goal,” Warburton said. 

“We wanted to get crosses into the box early and get forward runners, and we did that.

“We looked good, got the goals and I thought we looked composed for long periods. We managed the game really well and it was nice to pick up another clean sheet too.

“It’s all about fine margins, being ruthless in front of goal, getting your rewards and defending your goal with a real solidity. We did that today.”

Rangers didn’t look like a side who had gone three games without a win at Ashton Gate, as they came out fired up from the first whistle and got their due reward ten minutes in as Chair stooped low to convert Todd Kane’s whipped delivery to give them the advantage. 

And just 11 minutes later the lead was doubled, as a training ground corner routine ricocheted around the penalty area before falling at the feet of Dickie, who lashed the ball home to notch his second of the season. 

Further chances came and went for both sides later in the game, but Seny Dieng was rarely tested in the Hoops’ goal, with the Robins mustering just a single shot on target. 

The victory has come at the perfect time for Rangers, as they head into a hectic period of six games in 26 days, starting with the visit of Wycombe Wanderers on Tuesday, and Warburton knows his side will have to be pulling in the same direction to keep the winning feeling intact. 

“The schedule right now is relentless,” Warburton added.

“We use that word too often without really thinking about the implications of it but it is relentless – we go into a game now on Tuesday, then Saturday, then Wednesday, then Saturday.

“All we can do is manage the load as best we can. We have 43 points and have played two games less than many teams. If we can maximise those we will be in a decent position.

“The first aim is to get to 52 points and then build from there. There are still 39 points to play for so let’s get as many as we can and see where it takes us.”