QPR manager Neil Warnock was impressed with the performances of centre-halves Peter Ramage and Kaspars Gorkss during the 1-0 win over Watford.
Ramage, usually a right-back, has excelled in the middle following injuries to Damion Stewart and Matt Connolly.
And Gorkss was back to his best as Rangers hung onto Akos Buzsaky's 37th-minute penalty against a Hornets side fighting for their lives.
"I thought we defended well and Peter Ramage was absolutely outstanding again," said Warnock.
"Gorkssy had a good second half, heading everything clear too.
"The centre-halves were vital and I thought we coped with what they threw at us very well."