Mark Warburton is eagerly anticipating QPR’s Friday night derby away at Brentford, with the Rangers boss expecting an open game against Thomas Frank’s side. 

The Rs head into the clash at the Brentford Community Stadium off the back of Tuesday night’s 3-2 victory over Rotherham, where goals from Ilias Chair, Bright Osayi-Samuel and Lyndon Dykes secured the victory. 

The hosts are also in fine form heading into tonight’s fixture, with the Bees currently on a run of six games without defeat, having conceded just one goal in their last five matches. 

And despite his side failing to defeat their local neighbours in any of their last three meetings, Warburton believes his side will be up for the challenge.

“Ourselves and Brentford are both sides that look to create chances,” the QPR boss told the club’s website.

“It is all about using your possession wisely and being brave in your positioning, playing forwards, splitting units and then it’s about being clever when you get into the final third.

“It will be a good game of football on Friday night and we’re looking forward to it.

“We’re looking forward to going to a new stadium and we know that Brentford will play and move the ball and we hope to do the same ourselves.”

Rangers will be looking to make it a seven-point week, after a 1-1 draw with high-flying Watford last weekend, before the victory over the Millers in midweek.

A run of one defeat in their last five league games has seen Warburton's side climb to 13th, leaving them looking up rather than down the league standings. 

But despite the victory in midweek, the QPR boss is expecting more from his side this time around, with the one-goal margin of victory too close for comfort.

“The mood is good because it was three vital points [on Tuesday] but we let ourselves down in that second half,” Warburton said.

“Rotherham’s never-say-die attitude was really evident but we completely fell into their trap and we turned the ball over too easily. We were loose, made poor decisions and generally it was a poor second-half performance.

“Yes, it was three points but the players have to, and are, demanding more from themselves, hence their anger and frustration. It should have been a comfortable victory for us and we have to learn from that.”