QPR are preparing for yet another important Championship tie, with the Rs clashing with Stoke City this Sunday at the Kiyan Price Foundation Stadium. 

Mark Warburton’s men currently sit in third in the table, and are in an excellent position for the play-offs, while the 2-1 win over Derby County sees them looking up at Bournemouth and Fulham for an automatic promotion spot to the Premier League. 

The gap has closed to the top two sides and seen the London side leapfrogging West Brom into third, as their good form continues heading into the Christmas period, winning four of their last five matches. 

QPR sit seven points behind second-placed Bournemouth in the table and that gap could be closer by the end of the weekend as the Cherries have a massive game with Fulham in a mammoth top of the table clash. 

The Rs were 1-0 down at half time after Tom Lawrence’s first half goal for the Rams, before Chris Willock levelled the scores just after half-time and Andre Gray’s wonder goal won the game in the dying seconds. 

Warburton never stopped believing though, saying: “All we needed to do was raise the intensity and show more belief and character, and get around the park. We did that in the second half and we looked good – it was a big three points for us, that’s for sure. 

“For this team it is all about confidence and belief, and a mindset. They have no idea what they can achieve. They just need to have that mindset. 

“We will keep on working hard, it’s as simple as that.”  

Wing back Lee Wallace is a doubt for Stoke after coming off in that win over Derby, although Warburton is hoping it is not too serious. 

“Lee felt a tightening of the hamstring which is why he came off. We hope it is nothing more than that. Mo (Moses Odubajo) came on and did well to adapt to the pace of the game in the way he did,” said Warburton.