Manager Mark Warburton will return to Griffin Park for the first time as QPR boss on Saturday, to face a high-flying Brentford side who have won their last six home games in all competitions.

The Rs are currently sat 12 places below Brentford in the Championship table, but only eight points separate the West London rivals and depending on other results, a win for Warburton’s boys could push them into the top half of the table.

Rangers should go into the game full of confidence, having notched 11 goals in their last two games at home against South Wales sides Cardiff and Swansea.

And despite their opposition sitting pretty in third-place in the league, Warburton insisted his team won’t sit back when they face the dynamic Bees.

“The mood’s good,” the 57-year-old said. “We’ve been creating chances in games but not capitalising on them, but we were more clinical [against Cardiff and Swansea].

“I don’t think we’ve sat back in a game this season. I think you have to play your own game and we’ll be looking to do that again this weekend.”

The Hoops were dealt a blow when former Brentford defender Yoann Barbet was ruled out of the derby, with the Frenchman having not featured since picking up an injury in October’s 2-2 draw against Reading.

But good news arose for Rangers fans when Burnley manager Sean Dyche announced he is unlikely to recall Nahki Wells to Turf Moor before the end of the season.

Wells - whose Burley deal is due to expire in the summer - also recently expressed his desire to stay at Loftus Road.

He said: “I'm settled here. I want to go on and help the team get into the play-offs and then we’ll see what happens from there.”

Among other clubs, QPR have been linked with a loan move for Spurs youngster Jack Clarke in January, and Warburton has hinted at the prospect of a new face arriving before the transfer deadline.

But in light of rumours young talisman Ebere Eze could be on his way to a to a Premier League side, the former Nottingham Forest chief insisted he is not worried about his players departing.

He said: “We’re looking at possibly one player coming in, but it has to be right. We’ve got to use our money wisely.

“You want your players to attract interest because that means they’re performing well. There are no outgoings that I know of but it’s early days. We have to be prepared but it’ll all be on our terms.”