Boss Billy Davies believes Nottingham Forest have proved they have the tactical flexibility required to climb the Championship table.
Davies shuffled his pack to cope with the attacking threat posed by QPR, who fielded forward Jamie Mackie as an attacking right-back in the closely-contested goalless draw at the City Ground.
Davies felt Forest won the tactical battle and the Scot believes his squad is versatile enough to cope with the different challenges in the Championship.
"We know we can match anyone at the City Ground. We were not outplayed by the team at the top of the table. What it was for me was a good tactical game," said Davies. "We cancelled each other out for long periods but we have to be tactical sometimes and we have to be clever sometimes if we are going to pick up points.
"They put Mackie at right-back to cancel out what they thought was going to be Lewis McGugan playing against him. We had to shuffle things around a little bit, to give Mackie something to think about.
"That worked very well for us, and that is what we have to do. We have young players that we have to fit into this side in various positions. If we are going to win matches against sides like this, we have to have that flexibility and variety."