New QPR manager Marti Cifuentes is determined to drive the R's forward ahead of Sunday's relegation clash with Rotherham United.

Cifuentes assumed the Loftus Road hot seat this week after Gareth Ainsworth dismissed, with the Spaniard arriving in time for a crunch tie with the Millers.

And the 41-year-old insisted he is relishing the chance to haul the Hoops away from the drop zone.

“We’re ready to compete at a good level on Saturday," he said. "I think we’re going to arrive there well prepared.

“I know that when a new manager is coming in, all the players want to show up, all the players want to push, all the players want to take a place in the starting eleven.

“That gives me more of an edge to prepare for this game.

“This is a fantastic, historical club. We need to keep it alive. We need to be angry when we lose, very happy when we win – I love that passion."

QPR’s trip to Rotherham follows six straight losses for the West London side, who will hope Cifuentes can keep them from appearing in League One next season.

Yet Rotherham are attempting to overcome the same challenge, as the two sides are separated by just one point at the wrong end of the Championship table.

On the heels of disappointment in the South Yorkshire derby, manager Matt Taylor is hoping a return to the AESSEAL New York Stadium will bring good fortunes to his side.

“We want another typical Rotherham-style home performance. We’re looking forward to it,” Taylor said.

“It’s a game where, if we’re at our best, we’ve got a good chance of winning.

“I know there will be a bit of shakiness in the atmosphere from the fans, but we’ve got to force the issue and get them back on our side after what was a disappointing Sunday.

“Regardless of the opposition, I just want us to concentrate on ourselves this week – especially on the back of last weekend.

“We need to plan and prepare for every eventuality because it’s an unknown."