QPR boss Mark Warburton is eager for his side to keep their foot on the gas and finish the season with a flourish, with topping last season’s points total the next target in his sights. 

The R’s finished on 58 points in the Championship last season and currently sit on 56 with seven league matches remaining, ahead of their visit to Rotherham United later tonight. 

Rangers head into the clash in Yorkshire with five wins in their last eight league outings, including Saturday’s comprehensive 4-1 victory over relegation-threatened Sheffield Wednesday at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium. 

With the Millers also embroiled in the relegation battle, Warburton is keen for his side to continue their recent good run of form against a side who are battling for their lives at the wrong end of the table. 

“Like Saturday, we face another opponent who are fighting for survival. They have got games in hand and face Coventry on Thursday, and then Birmingham on Sunday, so I have no idea what team we will face but we are preparing for their strongest,” he said.

“Our players are representing QPR and have got a responsibility every time they pull the jersey on.

“We have to prepare for another very tough game against a team fighting for survival.

“Our aim has to be to beat last year’s tally and see where that takes us.

“If we can keep moving forward as a club then we will be in a good place.”

The Hoops were in irresistible form last time out, as they blew the Owls away with a dazzling performance, which saw striker Lyndon Dykes bag a brace, while Stefan Johansen and Chris Willock also found the net. 

That double made it three goals in two matches for the Scotland international, who has come into form at exactly the right time after Charlie Austin was suspended for three matches for violent conduct in the Easter Monday clash with Nottingham Forest. 

The former Southampton striker will be sitting out the trip to Yorkshire as the second of his three-match ban, meaning Dykes could lead the line again for the visitors, while captain Geoff Cameron looks likely to miss out once again after a recent knock.  

And Warburton has every faith in the ex-Livingston man to continue to provide the goods in the season’s run-in, and has been impressed with the 25-year-old’s willingness to learn since making the move to the club last year.  

“He never had an academy education, as many of the boys have done,” Warburton explained.

“They have played a variety of games, experiencing different challenges and learning the techniques.

"Lyndon hasn’t had that luxury, so he is playing catch up but at the same time he is using his physical talents and his desire to learn to the best of his ability – and he is having a real impact.

“He deserves so much credit, and the good news for us is that there is loads more to come.”