Mark Warburton is relishing the challenge of facing Bristol City for the second time in just four days this Saturday.

The two sides played out a 3-3 draw in the Carabao Cup on Tuesday night, with Rangers coming out on top after a penalty shootout, and will meet again on Saturday. 

Following a frustrating 1-1 stalemate with Huddersfield last weekend, Warburton will be aiming to get back to winning ways in the league but insists QPR’s midweek success will not have any bearing on tomorrow’s contest.

“We can read as much into Bristol City as they can into us,” said the Rs boss. 

“That’s what it is. Both teams made changes [on Tuesday], both teams had quality on the pitch and both teams will be pleased with many aspects of the game.

“We created several chances and dominated play for long periods of time, but we are very respectful of our opponents. They possess quality all over the park and a real attacking threat.

“The likes of Afobe, Weimann and Brownhill coming back in; will Pereira be fit with his crossing ability? They pose several threats, but we do ourselves as well.

“Our squad is well, we have trained well, and we are looking forward to what we know will be a really challenging encounter.”

The Hoops boss also acknowledged that he has a selection conundrum to contend with this weekend, with a number of players coming into the team and impressing in the cup clash.

“We've always had a selection headache and I don’t say that lightly,” he added.

“Players like Ilias, players like Marc Pugh; Dom Ball – who everyone saw through pre-season – he was very unfortunate to miss the first two league games. We saw good performances all over the park on Tuesday.

“It was great to welcome Matty Smith back and for Todd Kane to start a game. We have options and we have players all over the pitch offering competition.”