Steve McClaren is looking a for big response from his players against Stoke City on Saturday after a run that has seen his side win just one of their last nine matches.

Their recent poor from has left the Rs in 18th place in the Championship table but the QPR boss has been impressed with preparations coming into the Potters game.

“This is an important game for us, a big game for us,” McClaren said.

“What do we need to do? React. It’s been a terrific week on the training ground. It’s been nice to get on the grass and work with the players trying to iron out the mistakes we are making.

“That’s done on the training field, we’ve had a few very good days and we hope that will help us in the performance.

“We’ve three very big games this week and the first one is against Stoke.

McClaren is wary of the talent their opponents possess and wants his team to approach the game in the same manner that saw them beat Leeds United at the end of February.

“Stoke are very talented on their day,” he admitted.

“They have Premier League players so on their day they can beat anybody. I’ve said to the players, ‘yes, it is Stoke but it’s not about the opponent.’ We must have the mentality of that Leeds game.

“I think you look at them and the teams that have come down and this Championship isn’t easy.

“Stoke are proving that but they are a dangerous opponent with talented players. Sam Vokes and Benik Afobe up front, Tom Ince I know very well also.

“They have real experience in there and if you let them play we won’t win the game. We know what to do and how to do it we just need to do it more often.”