Boss Mark Warburton has urged his QPR charges to give departing skipper Geoff Cameron the perfect send-off by wrapping up a fourth win in five with victory over Luton in their final clash of the Championship season. 

The Rs announced earlier this week that former United States international Cameron will return to his homeland following the conclusion to the current campaign, after three years with the west London club. 

Last Saturday’s 2-0 win at Stoke marked the latest in a string of strong results for Rangers in recent weeks, who have already claimed seven more points than they managed during 2019/20. 

And while Cameron - who hasn’t played since early April - is available and hungry to sign off on the pitch, Warburton insists the whole squad are desperate to finish on a high at Loftus Road and gather momentum ahead of a potential promotion tilt next year. 

“The players deserve enormous credit for how they’ve maintained their focus, intensity and concentration in recent weeks, but we just don’t want to let ourselves down in the last game,” the 58-year-old said. 

“We’ve got a chance to finish eighth, but we could also finish 11th. Let’s make sure we do ourselves justice, meet the challenge of a strong Luton team and round off what I think has been a very good season. 

“Geoff’s impact on and off the field has been obvious since he’s been with the club. I made him captain at the start of the season, and he’s embraced that responsibility and played a significant part in the club’s progress. 

“He’ll want to be involved against Luton, but he’ll be hungry to do what’s best for the team. There’s no doubt that he will absolutely contribute, whether he’s asked to start or to come on as a substitute.”

Long-term absentee Tom Carroll is available and itching to get his first minutes since suffering a knee injury in the reverse fixture in January, that saw Charlie Austin net on his first appearance since re-joining the club in a 2-0 win at Kenilworth Road. 

The Hatters have been in similarly fine form of late though and are unbeaten in six in the league, and Warburton is primed for a tough test against Nathan Jones’s 12th-placed men, who sit three spots and three places behind QPR in the table. 

He added: “Nathan and his team have done an outstanding job. They’ve steadied the boat after a difficult season last year, they’ve been consistent with good levels of performance home and away, and they’ve shown their quality. 

“They’re flexible in their systems, they have physicality in their squad, and they have very good players. We know what we’re up against, and it’s undoubtedly going to be a stern test.”