Mark Warburton believes his players should soak up the experience of a London derby when they face Millwall on Saturday.


QPR travel across London to face Millwall currently sitting seventh after a strong start to the season winning four their seven Championship games.


A 3-2 win over Luton Town 3-2 was the most recent on those and victory over Millwall will make it three on the spin for Warburton’s men.  


“There are a number of London derbies. They have got to enjoy them and enjoy the experience,” said Warburton.


“You enjoy that experience by winning. What do we have to do to win? The clearer that message is, the better we will be.”


And Warburton believes the senior players in the squad will have an important part to play this season.


“The role of the senior players is very key. They have been there before and done it.


“They have to talk to the players as a squad, that message feeding down is very important.


“They have to understand what is involved and what it means to the fans and their backing home and away has been essential to us.


“They play a key role. I mentioned it in my programme notes, I mention it to the media and I hope very much that it is never seen as a casual, throw-away statement because it is not - the role the fans can play for us this season is vitally important.”


Warburton is aware of the physical nature of the Millwall side but doesn’t want his players to shy away from it and gave updates on the fitness of several players ahead of the tie.


“It is not just about being physical at Millwall, they have got very good footballers as well.


“We have to respect that and deal with whatever they give us. We have to stand up to it and play our game as well.”


“Lee Wallace is almost there, he is pushing hard. Bright Osayi-Samuel and Olamide Shodipo are back in training. Angel had a small injury but its about players working hard and the squad is fit and well.


“Charlie Owens has had an operation on his knee and he starts the road to recovery now. He was in a really good position and earned his place in the team against Portsmouth and on the bench against Sheffield Wednesday, it was fully deserved. We look forward to welcoming him back in the weeks ahead.”