MARK Warburton has urged his QPR side to become more ruthless next season as the R’s look to build on a promising finish to this campaign.

Saturday’s 3-1 victory over Luton was the Hoops’ fifth in their final seven Championship games, a run which helped Warburton’s side claim a ninth-place finish having spent the bulk of the season in the bottom half.

Two of the R’s impressive loanees, Charlie Austin and Stefan Johansen, were on target in what could be their final match for the club and Warburton knows this summer’s dealings will be crucial if his side to are to keep progressing.

“We have to keep building, it’s as simple as that,” he told the club website.

“It is such a tough, demanding league and we are all aware of that. What we have to do is impose ourselves on games and be ruthless in front of goal - then we will be in a good place.

“Recruitment is so important for every club, it is all about the quality of the players you can get on board.

“You can see the impact of the players we have brought in and how they have helped our younger players to develop, both on and off the pitch.

“Recruitment will be key.”

Austin’s eighth goal since joining from West Brom in January broke the deadlock in the 20th minute against the Hatters, who went into the break level courtesy of Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall’s equaliser.

Johansen restored the hosts’ advantage on the hour mark before Albert Adomah sealed the points late on to ensure QPR ended their season on a high.

“It was the final game of the season and there were three important points to win,” Warburton said.

“We could have finished as high as eighth or as low as 11th so it was a game that really mattered. We applied ourselves against a very good, well-organised Luton team.

“It could have been 5-5 at half-time but it was a good second half from us.

“We looked strong, we looked solid and it was a big three points.

“The desire was there, the intensity was there, and it was really important to us that we finished the season in the right way.”

Johansen, like Austin, pitched up at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium on a temporary basis in January having made the short trip from Fulham and hailed his teammates for their improvement as the season went on.

“It’s been such an easy group to come into, they are a great bunch of lads and I have really enjoyed my time here,” he said.

“Over the last few months, we have improved as a team, as players and as individuals.

“I think the last few games and since I have been here, really, we have showed the quality that is in the group, the staff and the players.

“We have shown that this club can go toe-to-toe with anyone in this league.

“Obviously I don’t know the situation with me yet, that’s something to be decided but it’s always good to have a positive end to the season which you can bring into the next one, so we will see.

“Personally, I don’t know what’s going to happen, I have one more year on my contract at Fulham, but without doubt I can say how much I enjoyed my time here.”