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Smith: We want to break 50-point barrier

STRIKER Matt Smith says that QPR are determined to break the 50-point barrier before the season comes to an end.

Rangers – who currently sit on 48 points – have three matches remaining in the 2018/19 campaign and they head to Derby County on Monday.

And after scoring in Friday’s 2-1 defeat to Blackburn Rovers, Smith insisted that he and his teammates don’t want their season to just fizzle out.

“We’ll be playing for personal pride in the last three games and we want to get past that 50-point mark,” said Smith, whose side are eight points above the relegation zone.

“First and foremost, a club always sets its first sights at 50 points before anything else and we need to get three more points to get past that.”

Rangers’ next chance to earn some points is when they head to Pride Park on Monday.

Smith said: “Derby are a good side and they are always a tough team to play against at their place.

“We’ll have to be on form and have all guns firing to get a positive result. It won’t be my decision [if I start] and all I can do is my best for the team when I’m on the pitch.”

Smith’s goal on Friday halved the deficit against Blackburn but it came too late for the R’s to force themselves back into the game.

He said: “We went forward with some impetus in the second half. There was lots of endeavour and, I don’t think you could fault our effort, it was just two sloppy moments that ultimately cost us.

“Maybe if we had got the goal five minutes sooner, we could have really pulled ourselves back into the game.

“It wasn’t to be and the nature of the goals we conceded were both very sloppy on our part. If you concede goals like that then you’re not going to get anything from the game.”

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Maybe if we had got the goal five minutes sooner, we could have really pulled ourselves back into the game.

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