Rotherham 0-3 QPR: Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink and Neil Redfearn react to Hoops win
Last Updated: 16/01/16 9:36pm
Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink pleased with first win as QPR manager after his side ran out 3-0 winners at Rotherham.
QPR went into the match on the back of news Charlie Austin had completed a £4m move to Southampton.
But the pain of losing the striker will have eased with victory against the Millers, which came after a second-half revival at New York Stadium.
Hasselbaink's side were well off the pace in the first half but turned it around after the break, getting a first win since December 5 thanks to goals from Junior Hoilett, Matt Phillips and Sebastien Polter.
"It feels good!" he said. "More so that it was a good performance, especially in the second half.
"It was very difficult in the first but in the second we looked like we didn't want to mess about. We got behind them, we were dangerous and we were clinical and you need to be clinical.
"We had a few words (at half-time), nothing crazy - just organisational. I must say Rotherham made it very difficult for us in the first half, they are right in your face, they don't give you time."
While it was Rangers' first win since early December, it was also Rotherham's first defeat at home since then and Neil Redfearn was left scratching his head at the severity of the loss.
The Millers created enough chances to be two or three goals to the good at the interval, with Paul Green being denied by a post and Matt Derbyshire missing an open goal from the rebound.
"It was probably one of the weirdest 3-0 defeats I have ever been involved in," the Millers boss said. "Had it been 3-0 to us at half-time that would have been about right.
"The pressure and play we had around the box, but it just shows you the ruthless nature of this division. If you don't get your noses in front or make hay while the sun is shining, then you are open to that sort of thing."