QPR boss Mark Warburton cannot wait to hear supporters getting behind his side upon their long-awaited return to the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium for tomorrow’s clash with Reading.

The Championship contest will see 2,000 fans return to Loftus Road looking to inspire an upturn in fortunes for Rangers, who have picked up just one point from the last 12 available.

“I keep saying the game's about supporters, but it's more than that,” Warburton said.

“It's the fans coming to the stadium, seeing the home team in the home colours, the smell of the grass, the atmosphere of the big game, that's what you miss and that’s what they miss I'm sure.

“It means so much to have the fans coming back in. I hope it's the start of that process which brings us back to normal crowds.

“The game is about supporters enjoying following their team and giving that type of atmosphere that only a football crowd can give.

“We are all looking forward to their return and I hope that we deliver a performance they’ll enjoy.”

Reading make the trip to the capital occupying a play-off spot after a strong start under Veljko Paunović though they suffered a setback in midweek, going down 2-1 at home to Birmingham.

The R’s stopped their own losing run by sharing the spoils at Millwall on Tuesday but Warburton knows his side face a challenging assignment as they look to pick up their first victory since November 24.

“Reading are a very good team,” he said. “They started off incredibly well, showed a real attacking prowess and attacking threat – they were ruthless, very clinical.

“They had a great run and then had a tough time, and that sums up the Championship. Anyone beats anyone at any one time.

“But Reading are a strong squad and we know what we face – we have to meet that challenge and deliver a performance.”

The hosts go into the game in 18th, six points clear of the bottom three. Last season’s corresponding fixture was an entertaining 2-2 draw, with Nahki Wells and Jordan Hugill on target for Rangers.