Boss Scott Brown said leading Fleetwood Town to the fourth round of the FA Cup for the first time in their history gave his side the chance to establish a “legacy” at the club.
Toto Nsiala returned to level after the opener at Sam Field, with Promise Omochere sending the army of cod through.
“To have our name in the fourth round of the FA Cup is exceptional,” Brown told BBC Radio Lancashire.
“For me as a manager, that’s exceptional. My playing days are over, so it’s all about my managerial career now. It’s about those guys who are leaving a legacy for this club.
“They’ve shown how hard they’ve worked in the last six and a half months. It’s two games in a row that we’ve won and we have to keep going.”
Prior to this season, Fleetwood’s best showing in the competition was reaching stage three on four occasions.
That record looked set to stand when Field’s close range finish gave QPR the lead, but an inspired comeback from Brown’s side saw them hold on for a memorable cup victory.
Brown, who won six Scottish FA Cups with Celtic during an illustrious career with the Hoops, urged his side to use the victory as a benchmark for the rest of the season and not let the upset be unique.
“That’s what we’ve been working on all season, that intensity, that performance, and you can’t just do that against a championship team and then drop and then drop the face of the world,” he said. he adds.
“We need this week in and week out now. For us, that’s what we expect. We want it and we played good football at home [this season] mostly, but we just weren’t able to kill the game.”