QPR boss Mark Warburton was delighted with his side’s endeavour right from the first whistle as they overcame Coventry City 3-0 on Good Friday. 

An early goal from Chris Willock set the tone for the affair at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium, before a Michael Rose own goal doubled the advantage midway through the first half. 

Ilias Chair made it three just after the hour mark for Rangers, who made it three league games unbeaten after the comprehensive victory over the Sky Blues. 

Warburton was left beaming after the resounding victory over Mark Robins’ side, making it just one defeat in their last six games, leaving Rangers 12th in the Championship table with eight games of the season remaining. 

“That performance was very pleasing, especially the first half an hour," the QPR boss said.

“We were very good for long spells of the game.

“We got the goal early on which always helps, but we then created a lot of chances, moved the ball with pace and purpose and looked dangerous throughout.

“But overall, we were good and we moved the ball with pace and purpose.”

The hosts got off to the perfect start in Friday’s showdown, as Willock headed in Lee Wallace’s cross with less than two minutes on the clock to give his side an early advantage. 

Charlie Austin was denied by Marko Marosi with a close-range header soon after, before the lead was doubled as Rose flicked Chair’s corner past his own goal keeper. 

Warburton’s side continued to dominate for large spells of the game and had plenty more chances to make it three before Chair eventually got himself on the scoresheet as Marosi fumbled his effort into the net. 

QPR looked revitalised after a fortnight off after the recent international break, and despite being comfortably in mid table as the season enters its final stages, Warburton is keen for his side to keep their foot on the gas for the remaining matches of the campaign. 

“I think the key for us in the last few weeks has been the days of rest that we have had,” he said. 

“This international break more than any other was much needed, they have had a gruelling fixture schedule.

“We headed into this one after that much-needed rest, but we need to make sure that we prepare well for another tough test this Monday at Nottingham Forest.

“Before today there were still 27 points to play for, now there are 24 and we have to hunt down every single point.

“It’s our responsibility to finish as high as we possibly can and get as many points as possible.”