Hosting promotion hopefuls Leeds United in the wake of last week’s defeat at Brentford might seem a daunting task to some, but QPR boss Mark Warburton insists Saturday's fixture represents the perfect chance to rebuild momentum.

The Hoops had enjoyed a blistering start to 2020 with heavy home victories over Cardiff and Swansea in the league and cup, but their storming run came to a shuddering halt at Griffin Park last time out with a 3-1 defeat.

Warburton admits the visit of Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds poses many challenges in both attack and defence, but he believes the Argentinian and his staff will be wary of the threats his side contain, too.

And despite their relatively lowly league position of 15th, Rangers sit just seven points below the play-offs, and the 57-year-old is hopeful his team can showcase their true potential against one of the Championship’s strongest outfits.

“These are the kind of games you want after results like last week,” he said. “You want to be immediately thrown back into a tough challenge and hopefully we can show the supporters what we’re about.

“I think we controlled the first 15 minutes well last week but then were poor against a very good Brentford team and we have to be better than that this time out.

“We’ve been very good at times this season but we need to find some consistency. There’s no doubt it’s going to be a tough test on Saturday but it’s a great opportunity to show what we stand for.

“They’re physically a very powerful team, they have very experienced players, they have lots of quality, they move very well with and without the ball and they close down the opposition very well.

“But I think they’ll be wary of our threats, too. They’ll know that we create chances, we’ve scored a lot of goals and if we take care of the football we’ll be very dangerous.”

One man who could line up for his QPR debut is former Leeds forward Jack Clarke, who has joined the Loftus Road club on loan from Tottenham Hotspur for the rest of the season.

And while Warburton acknowledges fans’ concerns about a lack of defensive cover, he believes the 19-year-old could prove pivotal to his team’s efforts to charge up the table.

He said: “Inevitably there’ll be people asking why we signed another attacker but we’ve put a lot of pressure on the young guys so far, who need looking after.

“I want to make sure we maintain energy and hunger, and people who can play on the left, the right and through the middle are very useful. Jack ticks all those boxes.

“Defensively, I’ll only bring someone in who’s better than what we’ve got. We’ve made it very clear where we are financially and if the right player becomes available for the right cost we’ll move, for sure.”