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MARK Warburton admits that QPR’s victory over Luton Town on Sunday afternoon was a vital one but is only the start of a tough few weeks to come for his side.

The R’s turned things around at Kenilworth Road, with Andre Gray’s second-half spot-kick and Rob Dickie’s effort cancelling out Cameron Jerome’s first-half strike, ensuring Rangers headed back to the capital with all three points.

But the Super Hoops now head up the M1 to face another promotion candidate, Nottingham Forest and the Rangers boss knows that his side must deliver another good performance if we are to leave the City Ground with the right result.

“Sunday’s victory was important, obviously in terms of league standings, but we now face a very tough challenge away to Nottingham Forest,” Warburton told www.qpr.co.uk

“Heading into the weekend there were a lot of doubters about QPR, our form and everything else so it was more than pleasing to go to Luton and get all three points – especially in that manner.

“To go one down to a scrappy goal was disappointing, but the fact is we responded well after half-time.

“We had a very good second half, scored two vitally important goals and walked away with three vitally important points. So, it was very pleasing, but the league is so very tight and as we know the games come thick and fast and it certainly is going to be an interesting few weeks now.

“We have had a difficult month, a blip and here we are in fourth. So, I think for us we have come through it, we have had some difficult games but here we are, we have 10 games to go now.

 “At the start of the season we spoke about what represented success for QPR and after coming ninth last season and 13th the year before, we said we must be in and around the play-offs - and we have only been outside the top six once in the last few weeks.

“So the players deserve enormous credit for where we are. We have some big games coming up, everyone plays everyone, but this is the Championship and we must embrace the challenge and relish what’s to come.”

Rangers travel to the City Ground tomorrow (Wednesday) evening as we head into the final 10 games of the campaign, and Warburton was quick to highlight the strength and depth that the Reds have among their ranks.

He explained: “They have a very good squad, if you look at the strength in depth they have, they have several big players and a very talented squad.

“Steve [Cooper] is a very good manager, I am sure the players are responding to some excellent coaching and it’s a fan base that is desperate for success, they have been out of the Premier League for a very long time now.

“There has been good investment in the squad, they are working well, playing well, in a rich vein of form, they have been playing well in the FA Cup with some big scalps against some good sides, so things are looking very rosy. Congratulations to them, of course, but from our point of view, we have to go there and be on the front foot, meet the challenge, enjoy it and make sure that we deliver a good QPR performance.

“Everyone is pushing for a start, but that is the nature of the squad - they are genuinely a good group, and they know that they have got themselves into a good position because of their efforts and their quality that they have displayed throughout the year.

“All the lads want to play and that is the situation we want to be in as a squad, we have a number of players who are pent up frustrated, so when their chance comes that they have to take it.”

In terms of injury news, Seny Dieng remains sidelined, while Lyndon Dykes continues to recover from a frustrating hamstring injury which has ruled him out of action since our away clash with Millwall back in February.

Warburton added: “He has had a few niggles, I hoped he would have been available earlier but he’s had a small hamstring issue and we will hopefully look to get him back for Fulham and for the vitally important run in which is to come in the next few weeks.”