Ian Holloway says Saturday’s away trip to Burton Albion is like every other league game, despite the fact there are only six points separating the two sides.

The R’s have struggled for consistency this season, failing to always get the better of sides around them, despite having beaten high-flyers Wolves, Cardiff and Sheffield United.

But Holloway is not too concerned about such things and is taking the season game-by-game.

He said: “This isn’t a bigger game than any other – every game in the Championship is huge.

“Looking at where we are in the table, it’s clear we need some wins but if we get those wins in the coming weeks, then we will be closer to where we want to be.

“That’s how tight this league is.

“The teams towards the top of the division are more consistent than we are.

“They do things slightly better a few fractions more of the time. That’s the reality of it.”

Burton are in the relegation places despite taking 10 points from their last five games. However, they have not won at the Pirelli Stadium since beating Fulham 2-1 in mid-September.

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Holloway is not expecting Burton to play in to his hands and predicts a stubborn, well-organised performance from the Brewers.

The Rangers boss said: “I know what Burton do and how good they are at it. They are a lively opponent with a lot of experience in their team.

“We know we are going to have to be solid when we play them, like we were at Birmingham and like we were at Ipswich.”

The R’s will be missing Jordan Cousins with a hamstring injury as well as Jamie Mackie, who has a long-term back issue, with Paul Smyth, the youngster who bagged the winner against Cardiff, also set to miss out with a thigh complaint.