Mark Warburton believes his QPR side face a different challenge when they play Rotherham United in the Championship tonight.

Rangers fought back to draw 1-1 with Watford at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium at the weekend, thanks to an equaliser from Ilias Chair.

QPR sit 18th in the table, six points clear of the relegation zone, and Warburton hopes they can continue the momentum they built against Watford.

“What Saturday’s performance tells you is that the players know how good they can be,” Warburton said.

“What we need to recognise, appreciate and respond to is ‘the next game’. We had a really positive performance at Bournemouth [in October] and then had a poor midweek game.

“We can’t have a good game against Watford and then not turn up on Tuesday night [against Rotherham].

“It will be a very different test on Tuesday, against a very competent and able team. We have to recognise that challenge and meet it.

“Looking at the whole game, we looked strong going forward and we dominated possession against a very good team with players who have Premier League experience.

“We scored, quite rightly, and then a couple of very questionable calls went against us and we missed a chance right at the end. It was a really solid display – the players deserve a lot of credit – but we moved our focus onto Tuesday night very quickly.”

QPR have only lost one game at home this season and will be looking to maintain that good form against the Millers.

Rotherham come into the match having lost away to Swansea last time out and sit just below Rangers in the table; however, Warburton is mindful of the threat Paul Warne’s side possesses.

“Rotherham will be a very tough test – the players are aware – and it will be a very different game to the weekend [against Watford],” Warburton added.

“They are very good at what they do. Paul Warne and his staff have done a magnificent job and some may say that they are punching above their weight. I disagree. I think they are just doing what they do really well.

“They transition well, they get the ball into the box, they get bodies around the ball, they are defensively resilient and they have shown already this season that whether they play against bottom or top they are strong challenge.”