Fulham head coach Slavisa Jokanovic savoured a resounding derby victory and Fulham’s first win since he took over as head coach.

Ross McCormack, Moussa Dembele and Tom Cairney scored first-half goals to give the Whites a 3-1 triumph in a one-sided game against QPR at Loftus Road.

“After a month of them suffering, I am happy for our supporters. It was a great day for us and I believe we deserved that,” said Jokanovic.

“At the end we didn’t take the chance to get a clean sheet, but that’s the only thing we could do better. We are working very hard to try to be competitive and concentrated, and this match was very positive for us. The players have been working very hard in training and this is good for their confidence – they can start to believe they are really good footballers and can play good football.

“This team can score goals. They scored them before I arrived. We need to find a balance and be more competitive and more solid to be a better team than we are. This is only one game. It’s important now for us to keep on going and keep winning games. We will keep on working hard.”

Jokanovic was concerned by the early departure of midfielder Lasse Vigen Christensen, who limped off with a hamstring problem after just six minutes. The Danish youngster saw his breakthrough season at Craven Cottage cruelly curtailed by hamstring issues last term.

“He has a hamstring problem. He needs a check and we will find out. It’s something similar. He told me he has these problems from last season but we don’t know yet.”