Ferdinand hails Warnock style
QPR defender praises 'brilliant' Warnock after derby win
Last Updated: October 26, 2011 6:05pm
Anton Ferdinand: Was part of the defence that kept a clean sheet against Chelsea on Sunday
QPR defender Anton Ferdinand has heaped praise on manager Neil Warnock following their incident-filled win over Chelsea.
The centre-back has been at the centre of a racism row concerning John Terry following the game, but did not speak about the allegations.
Instead, he was keen to attribute their first home win of the season to the manager who signed him in August.
The Hoops secured the three points with Heidar Helguson scoring a first half penalty, while Chelsea had two players sent off in Sunday's derby at Loftus Road.
The three points moved QPR up to 10th place in the Premier League table and they have another all-London affair at Tottenham on Sunday.
Ferdinand told the club's official website: "It was a really fine win over Chelsea. It was our first victory against our biggest rivals for many, many years and that's a great achievement for the club as a whole.
"Playing under a manager who wants the best for you and at the same time wants to get the best out of you goes a long way in football. It really helps.
"I think everyone can see I'm enjoying my football. I was pleased with my own performance against Chelsea.
"The gaffer has been brilliant since the day I arrived at the club. He makes every one of the lads go out on the pitch feeling ten feet tall.
"He gives us all great confidence and that's the key in the Premier League. If you're not confident in the Premier League then there's no point in playing.
"When you've got a manager who gives you that confidence and does it with such ease, you're already half way there."