QPR boss Mark Warburton says he is preparing for a tough trip up to Deepdale, as his side look to end a run of 40 years without a win there against play-off chasing Preston North End on Saturday.

Warburton’s Rangers are unbeaten in their last five Championship games, since losing four on the bounce at the start of February.

And he believes his side are a match for any side in the division with the talent in their attacking ranks, but knows they will be up against it against Alex Neil’s playoff chasers.

“I think they’re really well organised,” Warburton told the QPR club website. “They’re a very experienced team who are very good at what they do.

“We beat them in the reverse fixture – at the time they were on a bad run and lost four in a row at that stage. But they’ve bounced back really well. They’re a very strong outfit with a great home record. So it’s a tough place to go to and their expectation will be high.

“However, they’ll know that we can create chances, that we can move the ball and be dangerous. We have to go there and try to impose ourselves on the game. 

“We know we have the attacking prowess to hurt any team.

“It's a tough place to go to and it’s as simple as that. They’re a team who are currently fighting hard for the play-offs, for promotion, and as I said, their expectation will be very, very high heading into this game.

The R’s previous two away games have ended in goalless draws against Nottingham Forest and Swansea, but Warburton hopes to have captain Grant Hall available for selection after the defender missed last week’s 2-2 draw with Birmingham.

The talismanic centre-back spent almost 18 months on the side lines after being diagnosed with chronic tendonitis in his knee in April 2017, but thankfully for Warburton, it was a separate back injury which kept him out last weekend.

“We know what we face at the weekend. They boys have worked hard in training this week and you have to enjoy these challenges,” he said.

“Grant trained yesterday (Thursday) and did the full session.

“That gives me a selection problem because we saw the back two (Conor Masterson and Yoann Barbet) work very hard last weekend.

“Well done to the medical and sports science teams. Grant had a back problem but they’ve dealt really well with it. The player and departments worked very well together and that’s what you need to get players back fit and ready.”