JACK Robinson is confident the ‘small margins’ that are costing QPR can be rectified in the second half of the season, starting this weekend in our crunch clash against Burton Albion.
After crashing out of the FA Cup to League One side MK Dons last weekend, Robinson – the R’s Player of the Month for December – is determined to see Rangers bounce back at the Pirelli Stadium on Saturday.
“We don't feel we're far away from being a good Championship side,” Robinson told www.qpr.co.uk.
“It's small margins in the Championship.
“It's been an up and down season. We want to be higher in the league, of course we do.
“We've beaten some of the top teams, so I understand the fans’ frustrations when we struggle against some of the teams below us.”
Rangers are currently in 17th place, six points and five positions above the Brewers in 22nd.
Robinson admits Saturday’s clash is very much a ‘six-pointer’ and is confident the R’s can build on last month’s maiden away win of the season against Birmingham City, where the centre-back was the hero of the hour with a goal in each half clinching a 2-1 victory for the Hoops.
“It's a very important game for us this weekend,” Robinson acknowledged.
“The nature of the Championship means this is a six-pointer – it's a mad league.
“If we play our game and take our chances, we believe we can get the win we need.
“We know the importance of the fixture. When you play anyone in and around you in the league, it heightens the importance.
“We need wins away from home to enable us to climb the league table.”
In a season in which the lows have unfortunately outweighed the highs, Robinson’s performances have been impressive, revelling in a centre-back role he is now more than accustomed to.
“Personally, I've enjoyed this season so far,” he said.
“Playing the amount of games I've played and being fit and available as much as I have been has been great on a personal level.
“I just want to keep playing and playing well and showing the fans and the club what I can do.
“I'm enjoying playing centre-back. I feel more confident playing there now.
“This is really the first run I've had as centre-back as a pro.
“I played there a lot as a kid, but this is the first run of games I've had in the position in the professional game and I'm loving it to be honest.
“We just need to pick up a few more wins and start climbing the league table to give the fans something to cheer about.”