GRANT Hall admits he’s ‘itching to get going again’ following the international break, as the R’s prepare for Friday’s trip to Derby County in the Sky Bet Championship.
Rangers thrashed rock-bottom Rotherham United 5-1 at Loftus Road a week and a half ago and Hall and co. can’t wait to get back playing this weekend, with the presence of the Sky Sports cameras sure to add extra spice to the clash at Pride Park, in what will be Gary Rowett’s first home match in charge of the Rams.
“We're itching to get back out there,” Hall told www.qpr.co.uk.
“You could argue that the break came at the wrong time for us, given the form we've been in.
“But it's given us a chance to recharge the batteries and we're itching to get going again now.
“A win (on Friday) would be nice to continue the run of form we’re in.
“It would take us into the top half too and whilst this season hasn't gone as well as we'd all have liked, that's a challenge for us between now and the end of the season.
“We've picked up a lot recently and we want a positive conclusion to the campaign.”
Hall believes Rowett’s arrival earlier this month, replacing the out-going Steve McClaren, is likely to play a big part in how the clash will pan out on Friday.
He said: “We're expecting him (Rowett) to change their style and the way he'll have them lining up.
“There's always that renewed optimism around a club when a new manager comes in, so that's something we'll have to deal with too.
“It'll be a really tough game, because they've got a fine squad and a really good manager, but we're up for the challenge.
“To be honest, with the way we've been playing, we fancy ourselves against anyone at the moment.”
Following Friday’s fixture against the Rams, the R’s play two other highly-fancied teams in the space of seven days, in the shape of in-form Aston Villa and promotion-chasing Brighton & Hove Albion.
Hall added: “We've got three massive games coming up that will probably go some way to assessing exactly where we're at.
“They're three big games but three big games we're confident of performing well in, that goes without saying.”