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Warburton: Let’s add goals to Luton improvement

QPR boss Mark Warburton is hoping his team can add more goals to their improved midweek showing when play-off-chasing Millwall head to W12 tomorrow (Saturday).

After last weekend’s disappointing 3-0 defeat at the hands of Sheffield Wednesday at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium, Rangers responded by coming from behind to earn a point at Luton Town on Tuesday evening – Dom Ball’s first-ever goal for us levelling matters at Kenilworth Road.

“I was pleased because the players moved the ball a lot quicker – they showed much more of their evident quality, which we’ve seen a lot of this season,” Warburton told www.qpr.co.uk, ahead of our final home fixture of the 2019/20 season.

“They dominated the ball, got into good areas and, while we didn’t always get our rewards, it was a significant improvement in terms of quality of performance.

“However, we have to recognise the need to keep maintaining levels and get the rewards from good play. We need to put the ball in the back of the net, because goals change games.”

With two Sky Bet Championship fixtures left to contest this term, Gary Rowett’s Millwall make the trip across the capital just two points off the top six.

Only a win will do if the Lions have designs on making the end-of-season play-offs.

Warburton said: “Millwall have evident quality in their ranks – they have some very good football players, the likes of Ryan Woods and Jed Wallace. They have people who can pass and move the ball exceptionally well.

“They also have physicality and a very strong defensive record. They’re a good team – plain and simple. The table doesn’t lie and we have absolute respect for Gary and the squad of players arriving.

“From our point of view, we have to impose ourselves like we did at Luton. We have to get on the ball, be decisive with our movement and move the ball quickly – making good decisions when in possession.

“When we do that, we know we’re a good team. It’s about making sure we know what we have to do to get the desired outcome.”

Angel Rangel misses the visit of the Lions owing to his Achilles injury.

Jordan Hugill and Lee Wallace could return for the R’s, though, after short spells of their own on the sidelines.

We have to get on the ball, be decisive with our movement and move the ball quickly – making good decisions when in possession.

Mark Warburton