Queens Park Rangers manager Mark Warburton is expecting the sort of reaction from Reading tomorrow that his own team produced in their midweek win over Millwall.

Reading are trying to keep hold of a place in the Championship play-offs, with their defeat against a rejuvenated Birmingham City on Wednesday night leaving them just two points ahead of seventh-placed Bournemouth.

While they were losing out in the Midlands, it turned out to be a wonderful night for the R's against their London rivals Millwall, even though the reaction Warburton demanded was a delayed one.

Having fallen 2-0 behind, QPR produced a brilliant fightback in the second half to win 3-2 thanks to goals by Charlie Austin, Stefan Johansen and Jordy de Wijs that took them back into the top half of the table.

It was just the return to form they needed ahead of their trip to Madejski Stadium, where they will be up against a team who have been challenging in the upper reaches of the division all season.

Warburton said: "Reading will want a reaction. Any team that loses a game - we ourselves said it after Huddersfield, 'we need to see a reaction.'

"I didn't want the reaction we gave in the first half, but the reaction in the second half was much better.

"I'm sure Reading will want a reaction after going to a Birmingham team that's fighting for their lives and they had a new manager, Lee Bowyer, coming in and there would have been a lot of uncertainty for Reading, going into that game.

"They had a tough night, their manager [Veljko Paunovic] has spoken about nine cup finals for them now.

"We have to respect the challenge - they're going to come at us and they've got good individual talents, with [Ovie] Ejaria and [Michael] Olise off the flanks, Lucas Joao up top is a powerful runner, we know about [George] Puscas, he's a very talented boy.

"We have to recognise that they'll be keen to have that reaction and really put in a positive performance to get the three points and secure their place in the play-offs."

Warburton also took the time to praise Scottish duo Lyndon Dykes and Lee Wallace for the part they played during the comeback against Millwall at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium.

"I was delighted with them both," Warburton said. "Lyndon has had a couple of tough games of late, with the criticism he's received.

"I thought he was excellent. He really put himself about, with his physicality, his energy, his desire, he showed good movement and, for me, he had a very positive game.

"You saw the other night that Lee Wallace is getting back to his best.

"He's a top-class left back, so I'm delighted for him."